Suffering from hyperthyroidism since 2010, Jet Li appeared substantially weaker in a recent photo. Fan’s concern pushed his manager to talk about the actor’s illness.
Just this past weekend, a photo taken by a fan made some serious waves on the internet. The photo shows the acclaimed Chinese actor Jet Li looking much different than the action star we've seen in tons of films performing incredible martial arts sequences.
Forced to stop his action film career following his illness, he is now unrecognizable. Steven Chasman, his manager, responds to fan’s concerns: “We appreciate everyone's concern. But Jet is completely fine. There's nothing wrong with him. There's no life-threatening illness. He's in great shape”. Some reassuring words, yet the photo tells a different story.