By Savannah Smith  |  05-22-2018   Entertainment
Photo credit: Shanghai List

Those familiar with his actions films in the past may find it shocking to see the once dynamic, young-looking and robust Jet Li now looking frail and much older than his 55 years. The action superstar is battling with health issues.

A fan posted a photo taken recently with Li during a visit to Tibet. The fan said in his photo caption: “So apparently, Jet Li is suffering from “hyperthyroidism and spinal problems “ and this is him now.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So, apparently, Jet Li is suffering from &quot;hyperthyroidism and spinal problems&quot; and this is him now ❤️: <a href="https://t.co/Ss0W2EL96D">pic.twitter.com/Ss0W2EL96D</a></p>&mdash; simón (@StxNaty) <a href="https://twitter.com/StxNaty/status/997957786200928257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The post quickly went viral as fans of the action star expressed their concern for Li.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hope Jet Li gets and stays well. Had no idea about his condition till now. Take this moment to appreciate people who suffer for their art (notice, THEY suffer, not make others suffer. HUGE difference). HERO is one of my favorite movies of all time. Man is an icon.</p>&mdash; Z (@ZTheJustOK) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZTheJustOK/status/997958480840609792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hot take: Jet Li is focused on his charity work and is no longer working in front of the camera, so he’s not dyeing/augmenting his hair, or stuffing himself with HGH like other action stars his age. His injuries have taken a toll, but zoom in; he looks like a content 55-year-old. <a href="https://t.co/CcYy39Eozs">pic.twitter.com/CcYy39Eozs</a></p>&mdash; Phil Nobile Jr. (@PhilNobileJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/PhilNobileJr/status/998896501324730368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What happened to Jet Li? <a href="https://t.co/xHwCx5daVU">pic.twitter.com/xHwCx5daVU</a></p>&mdash; Colorful Nerds (@Ramon_Pesante) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ramon_Pesante/status/997956919649357825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Others defended the actor.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That picture is mostly lighting and posture playing tricks. It is Jet Li but he doesnt really look THAT old. These are recent images of Li. He has lost his hair but doesnt &quot;really&quot; look 80 <a href="https://t.co/sonKyx6r4J">pic.twitter.com/sonKyx6r4J</a></p>&mdash; The4LIST (@the4list) <a href="https://twitter.com/the4list/status/998675668408860675?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The “Once Upon A Time in China” star first disclosed in 2013 that he suffers from hyperthyroidism and a heart condition. He even said then, if jokingly, that he could go on making action films or spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

Now, he also appears bald- at least in the photo shared by the fan. Some commented that the action superstar looks around 70 years old in the photo, and not 55.

Li has also unfortunately suffered severe leg and spine injuries during his career. He even once admitted that he is unable to stand for an extended period without hunching.

His last film was shown four years ago, as he starred in “The Expendables 3” with some of the biggest action stars in the world.

But in a confusing twist, Li recently shared his series of photo from a recent trip to the Disaster Preparedness Learning Centre in Chengdu, where he appeared as healthy and in good spirit as always.

Compounding the confusion of the fans is Li’s co-star in “The Sorcerer and the White Snake”, Law Kar Ying, taking to Chinese social media platform Weibo expressing his well wishes for Li. He posted: ”Bless Jet Li for his physical and mental well-being. He is in a peaceful state of mind and happy.”

Jet Li’s manager, Steven Chasman has also spoken on the matter to say that his ward is doing fine. He added: “There’s nothing wrong with him. There’s no life-threatening illness. He’s in great shape.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After a photo sparked concern over Jet Li&#39;s health yesterday, his manager wants everyone to know that &quot;Jet is completely fine. There&#39;s nothing wrong with him.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/QaJdIWst3g">https://t.co/QaJdIWst3g</a> <a href="https://t.co/cSQx1T6uho">pic.twitter.com/cSQx1T6uho</a></p>&mdash; E! News (@enews) <ahref="https://twitter.com/enews/status/998937874665037824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Will the real Jet Li please stand up and throw some kicks so the public may know his true state of health?

Source:

http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/21/jet-li-looking-frail-suffers-hyperthyroidism/

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Dawn Ford No. 26823 1527010164

Love the joy and compassion n his face ~

Anonymous No. 26849 1527037892

top bloke, Jet Li. if he is having spinal/joint problems he needs cannabis oil and glucosamine

Anonymous No. 26876 1527062772

I need cannabis oil lol

Anonymous No. 26955 1527127485

Get well, Jet Li!

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