HEALTH-Hyperthyroidism: TIBET – Jet Li’s fans alarmed by viral photo, manager responds

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A PHOTO of Jet Li has alarmed fans and raised questions about the 55-year-old martial artist’s health. Li has been battling hyperthyroidism, a condition that can cause fatigue and weight loss.

Fans were said to be praying for his health after the emergence of the photo taken in Tibet recently.

Li’s manager, Steven Chasman, said it was just a bad photo of someone who is 55 years old.

“He has hyperthyroidism that he’s been dealing with for almost 10 years. It’s nothing life-threatening and he’s dealing with it,” Chasman told the Washington Post on Monday, adding that he has spoken with Li’s assistant.

Li was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid in 2010. He has previously spoken about his condition in 2013, saying he was uncertain if he could continue working but was determined to.

“I’m in pain, but I’m not suffering. I’m happy,” AP quoted Li as saying. “I’m not Wong Fei-hung, I’m not Huo Yuanjia. I’m not a hero. I’m just like you.” / The Sun Daily /Posted on 22 May 2018 – 11:26am / Last updated on 22 May 2018 – 11:33am

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