TAIWANESE artiste Jimmy Lin, who was pulled out of a burning car after an accident, has been transferred to a normal ward at a hospital here, reported China Press.

The news came from his elder brother, who informed Lin’s fans on social media that he was safe and thanked everyone for their prayers.

A screenshot of the message has since gone viral on China’s Twitter-like Weibo.

Jimmy’s brother said due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital had been very strict with visits, with only one person allowed in at any time.

As a result, he still had not seen Jimmy.

The July 22 accident in Taiwan’s Taoyuan city also involved one of Jimmy’s twin sons, Jenson, who was in the Tesla Model X when it hit a road divider.

Both father and son were pulled out of the car by passers-by. His six-year-old son suffered only minor injuries.

Jimmy, who had to undergo surgery for his fractured upper arm, is reportedly doing well.

Another of his brothers, Chih-hsin, said both he and Jimmy’s wife, Kelly Chen, had spoken to Jimmy as they wanted to know more about the accident.

“But based on his current health condition, Jimmy is still unable to piece together the events that led to the accident,” he said.

The former teen idol frequently posts photos of himself on the race track.

> Sin Chew Daily reported that Cantopop icon Faye Wong was seen filming a commercial directed by legendary Hong Kong film director Wong Kar Wai.

Her fans were elated as 18 years has passed since the duo last worked together.

The songtress, who will turn 53 on Monday, starred in Wong’s hits Chungking Express and 2046.

During the latest shooting, paparazzi caught the singer in a white gown at a film studio, where she could be seen rehearsing her act .

The picture caption read: “Faye will be tortured by Kar Wai again.”

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.