Li Lian J is one of the most well-known faces in martial arts movies but you probably know him better as Jet Li from martial arts movies in the 80s and 90s up to modern-day franchises like The Expendables Li has been an action star for as long as many moviegoers can remember but fans were sent into a frenzy after.
A 20-18 photo of the actor appearing aged beyond his years went.
Viral the snapshot was almost unrecognizable as the great martial arts star born in 1963 the martial artist would have just turned 55 at the time the buzz.
Worthy picture was posted but many thought he appeared to be 20 or 30 years older people made their concerns known all around the world but is there really any reason to worry here are the real reasons why Jet Li looks completely different now kung-fu cult master Jet Li is an actor with a rare resume born in Beijing Li grew up practicing martial arts on a nationally competitive level transitioning to a movie career in his late teens since then he’s appeared in both Chinese movies and Hollywood productions but he slowed.
Down his Hollywood output around 2010 Li’s partial withdrawal from the spotlight had to do with the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism when he announced he was suffering from the illness Li said that the condition left him feeling uncertain as to whether or not he could continue working as an actor in martial arts movies despite this setback li seemed content about the situation saying in 2013 I’m in pain but I’m not suffering I’m happy concerns gone viral Lee’s diagnosis again became cause for concern in May 2018.
Him at a Tibet temple went viral the photo which showed the five foot six star hunched over with short grey hair and glasses made him look remarkably older than his age Lee’s relative absence from American movie screens in recent years coupled with the implied notion that he was gravely ill helped the image to circulate rapidly suddenly a man who had convincingly defended entire Nations on the screen looked like the sort of person who would help cross the street fortunately things aren’t.
Nearly as bad as they might look while an overactive thyroid can cause drastic changes and one’s weight and resting heart rate it’s a treatable condition while the disease has required lead to change up his lifestyle it’s reportedly never threatened his life as his manager told The Washington Post he has hyperthyroidism that he’s been dealing with for almost ten years it’s nothing life-threatening and he’s dealing with it he’s all well and good a painful career Lee has a lot more going on with his body than an overactive thyroid and.
He’s been building up damage in plain sight for our entertainment his whole life as a result of his many injuries Lee has said he suffers from problems in his legs and spine with the issues keeping him from being able to stand up straight for too long the damage is part of.
The history and martial arts that goes back decades earning him a torn knee that required surgery to fix at the age of 18 and a major back injury at the age of 23 according to the South China Morning Post Lee has said he was told by doctors in 2013 that he would end up.