jakub | April 9, 2024

Jackie Chan clarifies health status as fans worry about his appearance

Jackie Chan has reassured fans over the state of his health following concerns about his appearance.

Photographs published earlier this year showed the actor looking much older than he had done previously, but in a post featuring a series of photos shared to mark his 70th birthday, he addressed fans’ concerns.

Chan clarified that his appearance was actually part of his look for a role in a film. “Not so long ago, a lot of friends saw some recent photos of me on the internet, and they were all concerned about my health,” he wrote.

“I want to take this opportunity to let everyone know, don’t worry! It’s just a character appearance for my latest movie. The character requires me to have white hair, white beard and look old.

“Over the years, I’ve always been willing to try new things for a movie, no matter if it’s a challenging stunt or a breakthrough appearance for a character.”

Chan didn’t expand any further on the details of the film he had been shooting. He does, however, have several other projects in the works, including the upcoming Karate Kid film that is scheduled to come to cinemas in December.

Elsewhere in the post, he reflected on the significance of his landmark birthday, adding: “I’m 70 already?

“After recovering from the shock, the second thing that would come to my mind is a saying that my big brother, Sammo Hung, once said: ‘Being able to grow old is a fortunate thing’.

“Especially for us stunt people, we don’t know how lucky we are to be able to grow old.”

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