31-year-old actor and singer, Jaycee Chan –the son of cultural icon Jackie Chan –was caught in a huge drug crackdown last week and his father is, let’s say a little pissed off!
His father, the famous star, Jackie Chan said Wednesday he’s ashamed and saddened over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, and he apologized to the public.
Some might think the 60-year-old actor is being a little too radical but you don’t mess with centuries of Chinese culture and tradition. Jackie’s statement reads:
“When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged” … Jackie wrote in a letter posted on his official website.
“As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I’m very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom.”
“I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee’s mistake and stay far away from drug abuse.”
“I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you. We will face the road ahead of us together.”
“I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn’t teach him well.”
“Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you.”
Jaycee was born December 3, 1982, in Los Angeles, California; the only son of action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt performer Jackie Chan and his wife, Taiwanese actress Lin Feng-Jiao.
Jaycee has a sister, Etta Ng born in 1999, as a result of his father’s extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei.
Jaycee decided to follow on his father’s footsteps and having a career in showbiz. He made his singing debut in 2004. His father is one of the few actors too have performed all of his movie stunts.
Jaycee who’s been described as a bit of a rebel, left school and moved to to Hong Kong in 2003. He was interested in fast cars and a career in entertainment; and although he briefly attended College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia he said to his parents he would quit the entertainment business and return to the US to finish his degree at the College of William and Mary if his first movie failed.
According to his IMDb profile, he plays the piano, drums, and bass guitar. He released his first, self-titled, CD, “Jaycee” on September 15, 2004. This CD, for which he composed the music and wrote the lyrics for 10 of the 13 tracks, earned him many music awards in Asia for Best New Male Singer.
He is a spokesperson for: Coca Cola (China), Kangta Shoes (a sportswear clothing line / sporting goods company in China), Cardanro (casual wear for men section in this full clothing line company of formal and casual wear for men and women). He posed for renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee’s 2006 charity photo-book “Super Stars”, dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, which consists of photographs (mostly ******) of 300 Asian celebrities by Kee.
In addition, Jaycee is active in many charities that include children’s charities, help for research of organ diseases, natural disaster relief funds,and wildlife awareness public service campaigns in Asia.
Jaycee Chan, was detained last Thursday with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, becoming the latest high-profile celebrities to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. He tested positive for *********.