As the dreaded coronavirus continues to ravage China and other parts of the world, award-winning Kung Fu actor Jackie Chan has assured his teeming fans he is safe and not under quarantine as against the viral rumour.
In a post on his verified Instagram account, Jackie Chan said he one of his staff brought a widespread social media post that said he has been quarantined to his notice.
He added the rumour has fetched him donations from people concerned about his health.
He said, “Thanks for everybody’s concern! I’m safe and sound, and very healthy. Please don’t worry, I’m not in quarantine. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy too!” he told his over 3 million Instagram followers.
Jackie Chan also took to his website to issue a more detailed statement to dispel the rumour
The statement read, “Recently, my staff told me about the news that’s been circulating around the world, saying that I’ve been placed under quarantine for COVID-19,” he wrote.
“Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” for everybody’s concern! I’m very healthy and safe and haven’t been quarantined. I’ve received many messages from friends asking if I’m ok. Your love and concern are so heartwarming. Thank you!”
“I’ve also received some very special gifts from fans all over the world during this very difficult time. Thank you for the face masks,” he added.
“Your thoughtfulness is well received! And I’ve asked my lovely staff to donate your kindness through official organisations to those who need it most,” he said.