20 Nov – It was reported that former Miss Hong Kong 2011 Rebecca Zhu had sustained a back injury while practicing for a performance for the upcoming TVB Anniversary Gala.
Popular Asians website reported that Rebecca, who had been trained as a professional ballet dancer, attempted a straddle split while hanging upside down on a rope web for one of the gala's segments called "Goddesses Love the Web". However, the strenuous move caused the actress to sustain a back injury during practice.
Although Rebecca had applied a medicated pain patch on her lower back, the 24-year-old commented that she can still feel sharp pains that may have resulted from abrasions between joints.
It was reported that the actress will now attempt an easier move for the show.
Rebecca stated, "It was painful just to stand up. I think the injury might be more serious than it seems to be". The actress was also frustrated that her hard work during practice has been a waste now that she is given an easier move.
Rookie TVB artistes often perform dangerous stunts for the anniversary gala, an attempt not just to thrill fans but to get the chance to prove themselves in front of TVB executives.