Jackie Chan shares health update after concerns over his looks | Arts & Arts News

Actor and stuntman Jackie Chan, star of Rumble in the Bronx, The Rush Hour Trilogy, Shanghai Noon and Kung Fu Panda, has shared pictures from his career to mark his 70th birthday – and also sent a message to fans about his health. .


Tue 9 Apr 2024 09:35, UK

Jackie Chan has reassured fans after concerns were raised about his appearance in photos released earlier this year.

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Chan has now addressed the concerns on social media, having shared a series of photos reflecting on his life while celebrating his 70th birthday earlier this week.

She said earlier this year that her aging appearance was actually part of her look for a movie role.

„Not too long ago, a lot of friends saw some of my recent photos on the Internet and they were all concerned about my health,” the star told her 6.2 million followers on Instagram.

„I want to take this opportunity to let everyone know, don't worry! This is a character look for my latest film. The character requires me to have white hair, a white beard and an aged look.

„Over the years, I've always been willing to try new things for a film, whether it's a challenging stunt or a breakthrough look for a character.”

Chan starred in more than 30 martial arts films in his native Hong Kong before gaining worldwide fame in 1995's Rumble in the Bronx.

He starred in Hollywood hits including the Rush Hour trilogy, Shanghai Noon and its sequel Shanghai Nights starring Owen Wilson, Around the World in 80 Days and the Kung Fu Panda franchise with Jack Black.

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The honorary Oscar-winning star did not reveal which film the aged look was for. He currently has several films in production – reprising his role as Mr Han alongside star of the 1984 original Ralph Macchio in the next Karate Kid installment.

In her post, she said she loved „every moment” of her 62 years in the entertainment industry, and also talked about turning 70: „Am I 70 already?

“After recovering from the shock, the second thing that comes to my mind is what my elder brother Sammo Hung once said: 'Aging is a lucky thing'.

„Especially for us stunt people, we don't know how lucky we are to get older.”

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