The superstar martial artist Jet Li has spent the last few years away from the spotlight, but a shocking new photo of the action star shows Jet Li looking older than his 55 years has gone viral, sparking concern from fans who fear his health is on the decline.
“So, apparently, Jet Li is suffering from ‘hyperthyroidism and spinal problems’ and this is him now,” the tweet read, inspiring dozens of responses from fans who said the photo left them “broken” and “sad.”
The 55-year-old movie star revealed in 2013 that he was battling hyperthyroidism – a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine.
But according to actor’s manager Steven Chasman, Jet Li is “completely fine,” Steven tells USA TODAY that Jet Li, is in good health, calling the online discussion “much ado about nothing.” Chasman says:
“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.”
Chasman also shared a photo of Jet Li, saying the picture in Tibet has been taken wildly out of context.
“It’s one picture and people are making these interpretations from it,” he says. “If you took a picture me at the wrong angle and wrong time of the day, I could look frail as well.”