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Fans Of Jet Li Are Concerned After A Recent Photo Of Him Has Been Released

Jet Li looks unrecognisable!

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Fans Of Jet Li Lianjie are praying for his health after shocking recent photos revealed the extent of his hyperthyroidism and spinal problems.

Jet Li Lianjie is a huge martial arts superstar and has starred in films such as Lethal Weapon 4, and recently, Expendables 2. However, he revealed 5 years that he had hyperthyroidism, and then retired in 2016.

To put into context, hyperthyroidism is a what occurs when you have due to excessive production of the thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. The symptoms include irritability, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, a fast heartbeat, heat intolerance, diarrhoea, enlargement of the thyroid and weight loss.

A recent photo of him visiting a temple in Tibet has been widely circulated with many people taken aback by Li’s frail appearance. The photo also showed he had to be assisted while he walked:

Jet Li has hyperthyroidism and spinal problems and the star revealed he was unable to perform stressful physical activities due to his condition. 

I asked my mum if she remembered Jet Li from her time, and she excitedly began telling me how big of a fan she was of him. She talks about her favourite films such as The One, Hero, Fearless and her favourite; Romeo Must Die.  She remembers what it was like watching his films from a young age and how brilliant and ‘hot’, he was. Her words.

Other fans have told the website South China Morning Post:

“He was so active before and now he looks like an old man.”

“I couldn’t even recognise him”

Here is what Jet Li looked like back in 2013:

It’s insane how a 55-year-old man, a huge martial art sportsman can look 90 years old in such a small period of time.

Check out this fight scene of his from Cradle 2 The Grave release in 2003:

However, the man himself said to South China Morning Post that “I’m just a regular guy. I’m not Wong Fei-hung. I’m not Huo Yuanjia [kung fu heroes he has portrayed on film]. I’m just like you.”

We can all hope for a pain-free and long life for him.

On a brighter note, Jet Li is in the works to be in the 2020 live-action release of Mulan.

Fr more on martial arts and its heroes, check out this article on Jackie Chan tweeting martial arts tips.

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