Hong Kong singer Hubert Wu, 33, faces charges after over 100 heated tobacco products discovered in luggage upon returning from mainland China

    Hubert Wu

    13th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hubert Wu, a 33-year-old singer, has found himself embroiled in legal troubles. Reports indicate that Wu, who recently attended an event in mainland China, was stopped by customs officials at the Kowloon High-Speed Rail Station upon his return to Hong Kong. During a routine inspection of his luggage, authorities discovered over 100 heated tobacco products. Wu is now awaiting a court appearance.

    Wu’s unexpected entanglement with the law has raised eyebrows in the entertainment industry. In recent years, the singer has been actively participating in commercial performances and concerts both in mainland China and Hong Kong. Last month, Wu, along with fellow artists Priscilla Chan Wai-han, Grasshoppers, and David Lui, attended an event in Huadu, Guangzhou. It was upon his return from this event that customs officials uncovered the stash of heated tobacco products hidden in his belongings.

    In response to media inquiries, Wu claimed that he had purchased the cigarettes on behalf of a friend. However, he admitted to having limited knowledge regarding the legal status of heated tobacco products in Hong Kong. Mistakenly believing that they could be brought into the city, Wu expressed regret for his actions and vowed not to repeat the same mistake in the future.

    Hubert Wu, a renowned singer and actor from Hong Kong, has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Born on 27 March 1990, Wu’s passion for music developed at a young age. He attended Lam Tin Methodist Primary School and Diocesan Boys’ School before advancing to Hang Seng School of Commerce. Wu furthered his studies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Management, and successfully graduated in 2013.

    In 2010, Wu gained significant recognition when he participated in the singing competition The Voice 2. He impressed both the judges and the audience, earning the title of Most Improved contestant and ultimately securing the first runner-up position. This achievement opened doors for him, leading to a managerial contract with Television Broadcast Limited HK (TVB). The same year, Wu represented Hong Kong in the 2010 TVB International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship, where he emerged as the winner. Additionally, he brought pride to his home country by clinching the bronze award at the CMB Chin Chin Star Festival held in Korea.

    Wu’s career continued to flourish as he released his debut album, “Couple Getaway,” on 14 September 2012, under Stars Shine International. The album soared to the top of the sales chart in its first week and was met with critical acclaim. It earned Wu a gold certification and accolades such as Best New Artist at the Metro Hits Awards, RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards, and Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation. Following the success of “Couple Getaway,” Wu released a dual-edition album titled “Couple Getaway (Dual Edition Live +)” in 2013.

    In 2013, Wu’s popularity reached new heights with the release of his second full-length album, “The Butterfly Lovers.” This album was inspired by the success of the soundtrack he recorded for the drama series “Karma Rider.” Despite facing challenges when his record label, Stars Shine International, went bankrupt, Wu persevered and signed a new deal with Voice Entertainment.

    Wu’s talents extended beyond music, as he ventured into acting. He made appearances in various television dramas, including “Blue Veins” in 2015, where he portrayed a vampire. Wu also showcased his hosting skills by co-hosting the music show “Jade Solid Gold” alongside 11 other artists. His versatility in both singing and acting allowed him to captivate audiences and cement his position in the industry.