Jet Li recently announced he has “Hyperthyroidism”. He has been dealing with the condition for the past three years and has managed to continue his work. According to the Associated press Jet Li has suffered from over active thyroid since 2010.
Hyperthyroidism is a disease that effects the thyroid gland. It causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland effects several parts of the body, including metabolism, and heart. The Thyroid gland is often affected by individuals who have diabetes because if left uncontrolled it can cause damage to the gland itself.
According to the Associated Press Jet Li stated “I'm in Pain, I'm not Suffering, I'm Happy.” Jet Li is currently on medication to handle his Hyperthyroidism and will continue to deal with it. He is still working and will continue to work.
Jet Li has been in several block buster movies including the resent “Expendables series” including the Expendables 3 expected in 2014. He is known for his great action packed roles including Wong Fei Hung in “The Legend” movies. As with other movies including “Fearless, and The One” that brought out his audience and his desire for action.
Look out for “The Expendables 3” Its going to be great!
For more information on Thyroid Disease visit the American Thyroid Association at www.thyroid.org