Martial arts legend Jet Li revealed in 2013 that he's suffering from an overactive thyroid condition called hyperthyroidism, as well as a heart condition and the understandable problems associated with a life of intense physical stunts. A recent photo, posted on Twitter, caused many fans to fear for Li's health. However, a statement from Li's manager says it was simply "a bad photo taken out of context."
Here's the photo that caused such a ruckus:
So, apparently, Jet Li is suffering from "hyperthyroidism and spinal problems" and this is him now ❤️😓: https://t.co/Ss0W2EL96D— ⎊ s ⍟⃝ (@⎊ s ⍟⃝)1526766652.0
The photo is definitely startling, especially compared to past pictures.
I am a fan of Jet Li. He is battling a thyroid disorder according to @tmz. Get well soon #JetLi 🙏🏻 https://t.co/sGejcxjhUx— Dana White (@Dana White)1526940834.0
Fans were fearful for Jet:
Recent Picture Of Jet Li The pic was posted by a fan who posed with the action star during a recent visit to Tibet… https://t.co/F7cgzMB1gM— Tolu Meduna (@Tolu Meduna)1526990129.0
Very sad to hear that Jet Li is suffering from hyperthyroidism and spinal problems, and has had to retire from movi… https://t.co/1i48CDmuQ8— Mike McGranaghan (@Mike McGranaghan)1526939361.0
Li's manager stepped in quickly, however, to stop any rumors from getting out of hand.
After a photo sparked concern over Jet Li's health yesterday, his manager wants everyone to know that "Jet is compl… https://t.co/IuMmx6HBAl— E! News (@E! News)1527000323.0
Li is keeping his head high!
'I'm in pain but I'm not in a wheelchair yet' - martial arts superstar Jet Li has been plagued by injuries since hi… https://t.co/qQo0bp93ed— The Star (@The Star)1526966756.0
Jet Li developed spinal issues and they worsened throughout the filming of "Hero" (2002), "Cradle 2 The Grave" (200… https://t.co/ZE3yE0crKS— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams)1526786386.0
But the photo's lighting didn't do him any favors.
@StxNaty That picture is mostly lighting and posture playing tricks. It is Jet Li but he doesnt really look THAT ol… https://t.co/NDWIYwMIQf— The4LIST (@The4LIST)1526937808.0
Fear not, Jet Li fans! The star is doing fine.
Hope Jet Li gets and stays well. Had no idea about his condition till now. Take this moment to appreciate people wh… https://t.co/zcu7JARop3— Z (@Z)1526766817.0