18 Jan – It was revealed that Jay Chou had declined to join this year's annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala.
Groove Asia website reported that the singer had turned down the invitation from the station last month, revealing that he is planning to spend his Chinese New Year with his mother and grandmother instead.
However, Jay's management agency, JVR Music stated that they have not received the invitation from CCTV, but confirmed that the singer will not be performing this year due to family commitments.
CCTV has not responded to this matter.
Jay Chou has been performing in the Gala since 2004, and his last participation in the event was in 2011.