Fans express disbelief over Jet Li’s recent photo

May 22nd, 2018

A recent photo of acclaimed martial artist and actor, Jet Li is going viral on the internet because of his unrecognizable features.

So, apparently, Jet Li is suffering from "hyperthyroidism and spinal problems" and this is him now ❤️😓: pic.twitter.com/Ss0W2EL96D

— simón (@StxNaty) May 19, 2018

The photo shows Li visiting a temple in Tibet. But the 55-year-old actor looked like he aged a lot that people do not believe it’s actually him since he just greeted his fans last December via his Instagram account and looked “healthier.”

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Thank you my fans and friends for all the support this year. I wish you all happiness and peace in the coming new year! #jetli

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Speculations about the photo arose because many of his fans find it unbelievable. But according to his manager, “it was just a bad photo of someone who is 55 years old.”

That's not jet li. Link or I don't believe it

— Nwikyz (@nwikyernest) May 20, 2018



That's not jet li

— IJELÉ⚛🌿🦍 (@EMEKE_05) May 20, 2018


— Ali (@arazaa1) May 21, 2018

Are you sure it's not for his role in Mulan? He did a video for Chinese New Year this year and looked nothing like this.

— Mindy (@Mindy_sksaini) May 21, 2018

That's not him.

— John Q Public (@officialjohnq) May 21, 2018

@beanbeanbie I can’t believe this!

— Steven Ashton (@uptheironssteve) May 21, 2018

is this real? can I get the source?

— あぢた (@aditapuasandy) May 20, 2018

Li admitted in 2013 that he’s been suffering from hyperthyroidism (a condition that causes fatigue, rapid weight loss, and irregular heartbeat) and spinal problems. Due to his illnesses, he wasn’t allowed to take on any stressful roles and had to take medication to keep his heartbeat normal.

Other fans expressed their concern for the kung-fu actor:

Jackie Chan and Jet Li were like Gods to me when I was little. It's so sad to see Li like this 😓 pic.twitter.com/lO2FdTTvDe

— simón (@StxNaty) May 19, 2018

Im broken to see him like this 💔💔

— venom (@ratjunn) May 20, 2018


— ファリス (@Faaaarisss) May 20, 2018

How?? Why??? Too many question, but too sad. Jet Li!!! 😢😢😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/rNbGOPTRmu

— Lucas Suryanata (@Lucassurya) May 20, 2018

This is Soo sad 😢

— Dannie (@itz_dannie) May 20, 2018

All those damn roles in movies we were “ooh-ing” and “aww-ing” at were demanding as hell. Didn’t even think of it pic.twitter.com/7q2rkpc3bU

— 🌧Raine☔️ (@pincush_queen) May 20, 2018

While others wished him a full recovery:

I am a fan of Jet Li. He is battling a thyroid disorder according to @tmz. Get well soon #JetLi 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/sGejcxjhUx

— Dana White (@danawhite) May 21, 2018

Get well soon, Mr. Li 💪

— ✨ (@likeicedteaalot) May 20, 2018

Get well soon😔

— ♡♡ (@nurjannahzain) May 20, 2018

You still look awesome 👏

— Alice j. Ulibarri (@UlibarriAlice) May 22, 2018

Hang in there, Mr. Li. Keep fighting! 👊

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