Actor-comedian Henry Thia is semi-retiring: 'Taking this step is not easy'

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Singaporean actor-comedian Henry Thia is semi-retiring. The 72-year-old decided not to renew his contract with King Kong Media Production, which expired in March, the company announced on Tuesday (Apr 2). 

“I’m getting older, my health isn’t as good as before, my eyelids keep twitching, and I lack control over my legs,” Henry said in a statement. “I don’t want to work so hard anymore.”

The veteran actor added that his three daughters and granddaughters also hope that he can retire soon and enjoy life.

Henry, who is affectionately known as Hui Ge, has been in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years and has been involved in numerous projects including variety shows, movies and TV work. 

He has been with King Kong Media Production, owned by fellow actor-comedian Mark Lee, since 2017. 

“Taking this step is not easy,” Henry said. “After all, I have been working with Mark for nearly 30 years, and he has taken very good care of me.”

However, Henry says that he will remain friendly with Mark and King Kong Media Production, and will be open to working together should there be any suitable projects.

He also shared that he will continue to act and be involved in commercial projects as long as they’re not too strenuous.

Henry most recently starred in the comedy Money No Enough 3 with

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