A new photo of actor Jet Li has surfaced online and it’s concerning many fans around the world because of the shocking aged appearance of the star. He’s only 55 years old. But, fans say that he easily looks 20 to 30 years older.
Many of us can remember the energetic, crime-fighting, badass characters that Li always portrayed in movies like Shaolin Temple, Cradle 2 The Grave, Romeo Must Die, Lethal Weapon 4, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor and so much more. However, times have definitely changed because now Li is looking like a completely different person due to illnesses that he’s facing.
In 2013, Li revealed that he was battling hyperthyroidism and a heart condition. At the time, the former actor said, per his doctor, that he could “either continue making [action] films or spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.” Plus, after years of fighting stunts in movies, Li has sustained serious spine and leg injuries. So, he now has a hard time standing for too long without hunching over.
“Reluctantly withdrawing from filmmaking, Li has in the last few years dedicated his time to his charity, The One Foundation, which mainly focuses on disaster relief and children’s welfare in China,” The Hollywood Reporter claims.
“A devout Buddhist, Li was spotted at a temple in Tibet in a recent photo and was allegedly addressed as ‘grandpa’ by a group of school children due to his elderly appearance. He has credited his religious belief with helping him cope with his illness.”
Take a look at the recent photo of Jet Li that’s concerning many of his fans below. We hope he’s OK.