Former EXO Member Tao Says His Life Is Hell And Wants To Disappear For A While
Have strength, Tao! Your fans are all behind you!
Chinese singer and former EXO member Huang Zitao opened up on his struggles as a celebrity in a letter he posted on his Weibo account.
The 24-year-old singer, popularly known as Tao, wrote about his frustrations, stresses, feelings, and wanting to disappear from the limelight for some time.
“I’m so tired and annoyed that I can’t even breathe,” Tao wrote.
He added that despite wanting to a break, he did not want to disrupt the filming of the drama he is currently working on. “I don’t want to ask for a leave. I don’t want to make the whole crew to wait for me.”
The singer also wrote that he needs to practice his dancing because he is afraid of not being able to perform well. But, the former member of EXO admitted that he “doesn’t want to do anything.”
“I am working every day, but to be honest, at this moment, I don’t want to do anything. I can’t attend the company’s annual meeting and come back home. At this moment, I really can’t breathe.”
Tao shared that he has been holding his frustrations and feelings, but he decided to vent them all out today. According to him, he never posted anything that can translate to negativity to his fans, and that the letter is the first in six years.
He also understands that people might dismiss his frustrations as whining just because he is a celebrity who is expected to undergo such dilemma.
“I really want to disappear for a while and do nothing,” he wrote. “It’s so difficult,” Tao wrote, adding that his life is “like living in hell.”
He also admitted not being happy and blessed as people might have perceived him. Despite being strong, his mind and health are tired that he can’t even breathe. “It makes me feel oppressive,” he wrote.
Tao ended his letter with an apology and a request to give him some time. Fans who saw his post offered him words of encouragement and reassurance. His father also left a comment in his letter.
Tao debuted in 2012 as a member of EXO under SM Entertainment before pursuing a solo career in China in 2015. He is currently promoting under his own Chinese agency, Z.TAO Studio.