In 2009, Chang’s parents accused her in a magazine interview of not taking care of them, but she countered the claim, saying that her mother had made off with her savings of NT$100 million.
On Chinese variety show Ace Vs Ace on Friday evening (15 April), Chang, 40, made revelations she said had never been shared on any other platform.
She said that her family was not well-to-do, and she was very happy when she entered the entertainment industry as she was able to buy them a house.
She rose to prominence after starring in the idol dramas My MVP Valentine (2002) and At The Dolphin Bay (2003), and released her debut studio album Over The Rainbow in 2004.
“I suffered some health issues later, especially with my heart,” said Chang, who was diagnosed with a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse in Canada in 2008. “My mum said they had no money when I asked for help to pay for the treatment.”