Jackie Chan took to his Instagram to shut down rumors that he is under quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
"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 wrote in an Instagram post on February 27.
The Hong Kong native action star also released a statement on his website on the same day to reassure his fans.
“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. 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," Chan wrote on his website.
Chan said he has received messages from friends who have been asking if he's OK.
He said, " Your love and concern is so heartwarming. Thank you! I've also received some very special gifts from fans all over the world during this very difficult time."
Chan also thanked those who have sent him face masks, but he has donated it to organizations that are in need of it.
"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.”
His recent film Vanguard has been reportedly pulled out of theaters to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to his Chinese microblogging site Weibo, Chan offered 1 million yuan ($197,000) for a research of an antidote for COVID-19.
—Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/JCB, GMA News