Jackie Chan nearly drowns during shooting for action movie Vanguard - VIRAL VIDEO!
Action superstar Jackie Chan survived a near drowning experience while filming a scene for his upcoming film, Vanguard. The 66-year-old global icon was shooting for a jet ski scene out at sea with his co-star Miya Muqi, when the vehicle hit a big rock as the veteran actor was making a sharp turn. Unfortunately, both actors ended up landing in the water, with the production crew losing sight of Jackie Chan for almost 45 seconds. The entire experience caught on video has since gone viral, with Chan later speaking about the incident saying, "It was quite an ordinary scene and I almost died". He went on to add that he felt a divine power that helped him grab hold of the jet ski all the while telling himself not to be afraid despite being underwater. The crew eventually rescued the legendary actor, who later appeared on video animatedly speaking to them.
Vanguard director Stanley Tong in a statement said he felt a massive panic surge through as he waited on the shore during the turn of events. He recalled how he cried when Jackie Chan emerged from the water. Tong said, "I just could not hold back my tears." Chan went on to comfort Tong with whom he is collaborating for the sixth time and other crew members after the harrowing experience. The Rush Hour star later stated that he felt the effects of the accident that night and said, "When I took a shower later that night and remembered the incident, I suddenly felt really scared and started shaking. I was thinking about how I could have so easily died."
It is to be noted that this isn't the first occasion Jackie Chan has encountered a near-death experience while shooting on a film set. A superstar in Hollywood, Chan sustained a spinal injury while filming Project A, while also dislocating his sternum from a fall in Armour of God II: Operation Condor. He had also suffered a cracked skull after a fall in Armour of God, which led to him undergoing a brain surgery. Watch the video of the entire incident below:
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