Jackie Chan 70th birthday age

Photos of Jackie Chan. Image via X @loyalmafia_/ via Instagram @jackiechan

Jackie Chan celebrates his 70th b-day, talks about health concerns

‘Every time I hear this number, my heart stops for a second’: Iconic actor Jackie Chan has turned 70-years-old.

Jackie Chan 70th birthday age

Photos of Jackie Chan. Image via X @loyalmafia_/ via Instagram @jackiechan

World-famous actor Jackie Chan turned 70 years old on 7 April and opened up about people being concerned about his health as seen in an Instagram post.


Jackie Chan is best known for his beloved movies such as Drunken Master, Rush Hour, Shanghai Knights, and more. He was born on 7 April 1954 on Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Peak as Kong-sang Chan, IMDB reported. There is where he was said to have attended a China Drama Academy, one of the Peking Opera schools.

According to the New York Post, the beloved actor went on to work as a stuntman and fight choreographer in Hong Kong’s prolific film industry. And, over the years, his blend of comedy mixed with martial arts honed over 43 films and turned him into a global movie icon.

Chan reached the seventh floor this year and shared that his age also came as a surprise to him. “Even before today, many friends have been reminding me: ‘Jackie, it’s going to be your 70th birthday!’ Every time I hear this number, my heart stops for a second – [Am] l’m 70 years old already?” he wrote on his feed.

“After recovering from the shock, the second thing that comes to my mind is a saying that my big brother, Sammo Hung once said: ‘Being able to grow old is a fortunate thing.’ “Especially for us stunt people. We don’t know how lucky we are to be able to grow old,” Chan added.

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan has turned 70. Image via Instagram @jackiechan

Jackie Chan has revealed that he is far from retiring. “Not so long ago, a lot of friends saw some recent photos of me on the internet, and they were all concerned about my health. I want to take this opportunity to let everyone know, don’t worry! It’s just a character appearance for my latest movie. The character requires me to have white hair, a white beard and look old,” he said.

According to TMZ, the seasoned actor is currently working on a number of projects. “Over the years, I’ve always been willing to try new things for a movie, no matter if it’s a challenging stunt or a breakthrough appearance for a character. I’ve been in the entertainment business for 62 years and I cherish every moment because I’m lucky I’m still filming today,” Chan said.

“Recently my staff have been going through my photo archives and found so many memorable photos. I’ve selected a few to post with this message. Looking at these photos brings back so many fond memories. All I can say is [that]: I love making movies and I love you all,” he captioned his post.