Jet Li manager responds to fans' worry about his health
Since the emergence of the photo of martial artist, Jet Li which was taken at a temple in Tibet, looking frail and almost unrecognizable, fans have been praying for his health.
But Li's manager, Steven Chasman, said that just a bad photo of someone who is 55 years old. "He has hyperthyroid that he's has been dealing with for almost 10 years. It's nothing life-threatening and he's dealing with it," Chasman told Washington Post.
Li, who was diagnosed in 2013 with an overactive thyroid, said in 2010 that he was uncertain if he could continue working but was determined to, according to the Associated Press.
"I'm in pain, but I'm not suffering. I'm happy," he said, adding that he took medication.
On Monday, Chasman called the coverage of the photo which has now gone viral “sensationalism” and shared a picture of Li that he says was taken in the past week.