Confession of a Wandering Soul

Jerry Yan suffering from insomnia; consults Zai Zai & Ella for help

Posted by diopatra on June 21, 2009

Source: China Times
Translation: Sarah @

Jerry Yan has filming drama and releasing album burning at both ends. With the immense amount of pressure, he started getting insomnia half a year ago. And he even consulted good friends Vic Zhou (Zai Zai) and Ella for remedies: “The scariest thing about insomnia is that your eyes are open till morning, and then you think about all the work you have to do, without getting any sleep.”

Yesterday, Jerry held an international fan meet at Yang Ming Shan. And 2000 seats were completely filled by fans from Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea etc. Each person had to pay 1000 yuan entrance fee, and the whole event earned over $2million. In order to avoid being suspected of ‘sucking gold’, JVR publicity manager Zhang Lan Yun expressed: “Minus the rent, hardware and software costs, and the company also has to make up the difference. If there’s any money left over, we will donate it to charity.”

At the event, Jerry told many cold jokes. When the host asked him about the character he plays in his new drama ‘Down With Love’, he replied: “In the drama, I play doraemon.” (translator note: drama and doraemon sounds similar when you pronounce it XD) And everyone exclaimed: “Oh so cold!” Jerry had anticipated this fan meet, but when he gets nervous, he tends to get insomnia. Zai Zai told him to take sleeping pills, and Ella recommended he take melatonin, but he feels that taking sleeping pills isn’t good for his health, so he tries to avoid it if he can.

When Jerry gets insomnia, his mood is also affected. There was once when he didn’t get enough sleep, he kept NG-ing and he was so angry he hammered the table. Director Ke reminded him: “When you don’t smile, everyone feels pressure.” And Jerry took this good advice, saying: “If my laughter can make everyone else happy, then I should change my work methods.”

But Jerry has also being infected by Ella’s bubbly personality. Yesterday, his attitude was very relaxed, and he did not reject taking photos and hugging fans. This made everyone cry out in happiness, initially he wasn’t going to sing his new songs, because it clashed with his just released album, but while Japanese fans dedicated the song ‘Meteor Rain’ to him, he sung along with them, and even encourage everyone to sing along, and the atmosphere was very warm and passionate.

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