Back in 2013, Jet Li revealed that he suffers with hyperthyroidism, as well as heart problems, and the consequences of various injuries he's picked up as a result of the action scenes he often partakes in. However, a year later at the 'Expendables 3' premiere, the actor was on top form.
Now in 2018, a new photo of the actor on his travels in Tibet has emerged, and it's got fans a little worried. The above image on the left is how we're used to seeing the actor, the right is Li just four years after the first photo was taken. Since the image surfaced, fans have been comparing the two images of the actor on social media and many are worried for his health.
So, apparently, Jet Li is suffering from "hyperthyroidism and spinal problems" and this is him now ???: pic.twitter.com/Ss0W2EL96D? simón (@StxNaty) May 19, 2018
Upon revealing his condition, Li quoted his doctor in saying he could "either continue making [action] films or spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair". Already suffering from previous injuries to his legs and spinal column, Li admitted his movement was already very limited and that he couldn't stand for very long without doubling over.
Despite everything, Li is still going. In most recent years, the actor has worked on 'League of Gods' and 'Gong Shou Dao'; the latter is a film of his own production that released just last year. Li is also set to star in Disney's 'Mulan' that releases in 2020.