A photo allegedly of martial artist Jet Li has alarmed fans and raised questions about the 55-year-old action star’s health. Long known for his youthful looks and acrobatic moves, in recent years Li has battled hyperthyroidism, a condition that can cause fatigue and weight loss and that has previously ignited rumors of Li’s declining health.
The South China Morning Post reported Saturday that fans were “praying for his health” after the emergence of the photo, which the SCMP said was taken at a temple in Tibet and has been widely shared. Others have speculated that the man they believe is Li looks older because of bad lighting or the angle. On Monday Li’s manager, Steven Chasman, said that it was just a bad photo of someone who is 55 years old.