Elva Hsiao hits back at rumours of her having HIV, will take legal action over fake news

Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao has refuted rumours regarding her health and will be pursuing legal action against those who spread malicious claims about her.

The 39-year-old has not been spotted in public for over 18 months, leading to speculation that she had contracted the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), reported Jayne Stars.

Despite her hiatus from work, there were no official updates regarding her condition.

But according to the magazine Mirror Media via AsiaOne, the reason Hsiao had to halt her career was acute bronchitis.

In an Instagram post on May 13, Hsiao said that she had been ignoring the rumours because she believed that silence is golden.

However, the straw that broke the camel's back was when a media outlet reported the fake news without any verification on Mother's Day, when she was missing her late mother the most.

Hsiao's mother had died of cervical cancer in 2010.

原本以為謠言止於智者,也相信沉默是金的道理!所以對於之前網路有關愛滋病的謠傳,我是一笑置之的。

但在我最思念母親時的 母親節的當天,又有媒體不經求證,寫了相關的報導;讓我既難過又覺得對不起媽媽,因為這個謠言已不只是對我的傷害,更是對我母親的傷害 !

當已變成沉默是「驚」的時候,
我決定為了我母親,不再沉默!我決定對所有不經求證的媒體,進行名譽訴訟,希望大家不要再傷害我的母親!

我也會想盡一切辦法找到造謠的源頭,因為躲在鍵盤後面的你,不被制止,會有更多無辜的人受到傷害。

最後,我又何嘗不想儘快帶好的表演給大家,但這一年來我的喉嚨與胃的不舒服,造成的嘔吐等症狀 ;醫生說只能慢慢調理,所以我只能耐心且 努力的,讓自己趕快好起來。謝謝所有支持我的歌迷!不要擔心 love ❤️ Elva🥳


"It made me feel sad and like I had let my mum down," wrote Hsiao in her post.

"This rumour hurt not only me but my mum too!"

"When silence is now 'shock', I have decided not to stay silent anymore for my mum's sake. I have decided to take legal action against all media outlets that report unverified news.

"I hope everyone can stop hurting my mother.

"I will also do all I can to locate the source of the rumour because if the one hiding behind the keyboard is not stopped, there will be more innocent people getting hurt."

In addition, Elva shared that while she is trying to get better and continue performing, her throat and stomach have been unwell in the past year. She has also been experiencing bouts of vomiting.

She added: "The doctor said I have to slowly recuperate, so I can only be patient and try my best to recover quickly. Thank you to all the fans supporting me! Do not worry."