Popular Chinese actor, Jet Li battling serious health issues

50 year old Chinese action star, Jet Li is currently being treated of an overactive thyroid in China.

Jet Li however said  he was determined to fight the condition head-on.


He discussed his diagnosis during the taping of a talent show he’s judging in China.

He said his weight had increased, but he was taking it all in stride. Li joked about his weight gain and said “I’m fat, I don’t have the time to lose it. It’s a fact!”
He explained that exercise does not go with the medication he’s taking.
Li was diagnosed in 2010. He kept his condition under control with medication, but it came back with a vengeance recently.
He said that he’s tackling his illness head-on. “I’m just a regular guy, I’m not Wong Fei Hung, I’m not Huo Yuan Jia (kung fu heroes he portrays on film), I’m not a hero. I’m just like you.”
Li confessed there are times he’s unsure if he’s able to carry on with work, but he’s determined. “I’m in pain, but I’m not suffering. I’m happy,” he said.

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