Peter Yu to hit small screen after 19 years

The actor left the showbiz in 1997 to work on his business idea.

Singaporean actor Peter Yu is planning for a comeback after disappearing from the industry for nearly two decades. The actor will reportedly mark his return with Channel 8's forthcoming series, Hero.

In an interview with the channel's executive producer, Toggle learnt that the story of the upcoming show, Hero, has been specially framed for Yu. The EP also stated that they have drawn some instances from the actor's past life, which will help the 48-year-old play the character with more feel and compassion.

Yu, who was at the peak of his popularity in 1997, left the showbiz to work on his business idea. But unfortunately, the business failed and the actor was left with nothing in his hand. After his divorce with well known entertainer Quan Yi Fong in 2008, Yu's condition deteriorated more, and he fell into depression. It is said that the actor was also addicted to gambling and had a debt of more than $100,000 after partying and overspending on credit cards.

Now, after re-building his life, Yu re-married and has a 4-year-old-son with wife, Brenda Leow.

In an interview with SundayLife, Yu talked about his past experience. He said: "I'm contented. In the past, I was foolish and ignorant. But since I found religion, I know what's important - leading a good life and being a responsible father and husband."

"In the past, I didn't devote enough time to my loved ones or communicate with them enough. Now, I do so with my family and we enjoy one another's company every day," the actor stated.

Hero is scheduled to hit the small screen in November.