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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei is undergoing treatment in Taiwan to treat a career-threatening disease.

The 35-year-old will be in Taiwan for two months.

Lee suspected something was wrong after winning the Malaysian Open title in convincing fashion in Jakarta early this month.

The Malaysian superstar withdrew from the World Championships in Nanjing, China, which starts on Monday, and also the Asian Games in Indonesia from Aug 17 to Sept 2.

It is learnt that the Malaysian is determined to battle the disease and return to court.

Malaysians are praying for his recovery.

In a statement released by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last week, the public and the media were asked to respect the privacy of Lee and his family.

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has been advised to rest and undergo treatment after competing in nine tournaments so far this year.

"We pray for his speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back," said the statement.

More at https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/badminton-malaysian-star-lee-chong-wei-in-taiwan-to-treat-career-threatening-disease