Martial arts film star Jackie Chan has revealed his battles with alcohol and admitted to throwing his son across the room in a blunt autobiography published for the first time in English on Tuesday.
In the book “Never Grow Up,” first released in Chinese in 2015, Chan confesses to visiting prostitutes in the early days of his career and lays bare how his rise to fame affected his private life.
A native of Hong Kong, Chan was already a successful Chinese film actor when he rose to international fame in the 1990s in high-profile Western films such as “Rush Hour.”
In his book, the martial arts icon says “after fame found (him)” he began to act out, at one point taking $500,000 in cash and spending it on watches for his stunt team in Hong Kong.
“I strutted in and said, ‘Show me your top ten watches. Are these the most expensive? With the most diamonds? Good, I’ll take seven of them … I’ll wear them out’,” the book said. Read more