'You're a legend': Fans wish Jackie Chan on his 70th birthday as actor shares update on his upcoming project

'You're a legend': Fans wish Jackie Chan on his 70th birthday as actor shares update on his upcoming project
Jackie Chan has addressed the scuttlebutts concerning his aged appearance in recent photos (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jackie Chan has addressed the scuttlebutts concerning his aged appearance in recent photos. Chan, who turned 70 on April 7, shared that his new project requires him to "look old."

"Not so long ago, a lot of friends saw some recent photos of me on the internet, and they were all concerned about my health. I want to take this opportunity to let everyone know, don’t worry!" wrote Chan alongside a collection of photos posted to his Instagram on his birthday, People reports.


 
 
 
 
 
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Jackie Chan says his new character requires 'white hair'

"The character requires me to have white hair, white beard and look old," Chan continued without giving specifics about the movie or role. "Over the years, I’ve always been willing to try new things for a movie, no matter if it’s a challenging stunt or a breakthrough appearance for a character," he added.

Jackie Chan attends the Li-Ning Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 18, 2020 in Paris, France.
Jackie Chan shared that his new project requires him to 'look old' (Getty Images)

 

The legendary stuntman added, "I’ve been in the entertainment business for 62 years and I cherish every moment because I’m lucky I’m still filming today."

Jackie Chan expressed his gratitude for being 'able to grow old'

Chan's reflective post in honor of his birthday also expressed his gratitude for being “able to grow old” given the high risk that has been involved in the intense stunts he has pulled off for decades.

“Even before today, many friends have been reminding me: ‘Jackie, it’s going to be your 70th birthday!’ Every time I hear this number, my heart would stop for a second — l’m 70 years old already?” the 'Karate Kid' actor began his lengthy caption.


 
 
 
 
 
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"After recovering from the shock, the second thing that would come to my mind is a saying that my big brother, Sammo Hung once said: ‘being able to grow old is a fortunate thing.’ Especially for us stunt people, we don’t know how lucky we are to be able to grow old," he added.

Chan went on to say of the throwback images shared in his post, "Looking at these photos brings back so many fond memories. All I can say is: I love making movies and I love you all." "A big thank you to everyone for all your birthday wishes. Hope everyone stays happy and healthy!" he concluded.


 
 
 
 
 
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Although Chan did not shed much light on the project he is working on, fans are speculating that it could be his role reprisal as Mr Han in the upcoming 'Karate Kid' movie as Sony Pictures recently announced it had kicked off production on April 4.


 
 
 
 
 
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Fans wish Jackie Chan on his birthday

It did not take much time for Jackie Chan's fans to wish him on his birthday after he shared the post on his Instagram profile. "I could hear you talk in your unique loving voice 😍! So fortunate to have you entertain us for soo many wonderful years! Happy 70th Birthday & love you too Jackie 🤗" one fan wished. 

Another said, "Happiest birthday to my favorite actor in the world.. may god bless you with good health and happiness." "Awww happy birthday Jackie!!! You’re one of the best actors I’ve seen in my life and I just turned 20 years old!! 🥹🥹😄😄🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🎂🎂🎂❤️❤️❤️" added a third. 

"Happy birthday Jackie! You don’t know how much you mean to me, if I was sad I would just turn on the tv and watch one of your movies with my family you would always make me smile thank you for being an absolute legend!" commented one admirer. "You're a legend. Thank you for all the kick ass movies. They're all amazing bc you give your all. Happy birthday sir!" said one. 

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