The 55-year-old posed for a photograph with a fan in Tibet this week, and although he was smiling, fans were worried by his frail and aged appearance.
Jet Li’s manager has reassured fans that the martial arts legend is ‘in great shape’ after he was pictured looking unrecognisably frail.
The star – who said he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2010 – stood with his arms crossed in front of his body, as the fan who stood with him appeared to hold him up.
In wake of the concern spreading on social media, Jet Li’s manager Steven Chasman issued a number of statements on the Lethal Weapon 4 actor’s welfare.
Chasman told the Washington Post: ‘He has hyperthyroidism that he’s been dealing with for almost 10 years. ‘It’s nothing life-threatening and he’s dealing with it.’
He also told USA Today: ‘We appreciate everyone’s concern. But Jet is completely fine. ‘There’s nothing wrong with him. There’s no life-threatening illness. He’s in great shape.’
The legendary martial artist suffers from hyperthyroidism
And speaking to Metro.co.uk, the actor’s team said he doesn’t have any ‘substantive health issues, and is fine and well’.
Li said in 2016 that he said that he was recovering from hyperthyroidism, which occurs due to the excessive production of the thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
The illness can cause weight loss, palpitations and a fast heartbear, anxiety, heat intolerance, excessive thirst and high blood sugar levels.