Canto-pop singer Nicholas Tse Ting-fung is reported to have decided to quit showbiz for a year to allow himself a break after a spate of distressing incidents. His promoter, Emperor Entertainment Group, yesterday would not confirm a report in a Chinese newspaper that said Tse had asked it to suspend his contract for a year. The report said another reason for Tse's decision was that he planned to marry a former girlfriend, Canto-pop diva Faye Wong. Tse, in Beijing promoting his latest album, refused to comment on the report last night. The singer signed a six-year contract with the company in 1996 when he was 16. The contract has one more year to run before it expires. Tse, 21, is to stand trial in September on a charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after his $2 million Ferrari crashed in Cotton Tree Drive on March 23. He allegedly allowed a former driver for the Emperor group to falsely claim he was at the wheel. On June 29, Tse crashed on the North Lantau Highway near Siu Ho Wan while heading for the airport. He was injured and treated in hospital for a day. Just two weeks ago, Tse was involved in an alleged attack on a magazine photographer in Taipei, which he has denied. Investigations into the case are continuing. Tse's love life has also been in the spotlight after he apparently left actress Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi to resume a relationship with Wong, with whom he broke up about three months earlier.