Fans of martial arts superstar Jet Li express concern over his condition

Fans of martial arts superstar Jet Li express concern over his condition

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:

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