Fans and followers of Jet Li were surprise to see a photo allegedly belonging to the 55 years old martial arts superstar looking frail and much older. A recent photo of him visiting a temple in Tibet while being assisted while he walked has been widely circulated.
According to reports, Li is suffering from hyperthyroidism and spinal problems.
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body’s metabolism significantly, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability.
“He has hyperthyroidism that he’s been dealing with for almost 10 years. It’s nothing life-threatening and he’s dealing with it,” Steve Chasman, Jet Li’s manager told The Washington Post.
Last December 2017, Li posted a video on Instagram with the following message: