Jackie Chan’s new book “Growing Old Before Growing Up” 《還沒長大就老了》, written by Zhu Mo, was released on his birthday on April 7, 2015, during a press conference held in Beijing.
The book reveals a side of Jackie Chan previously not known to the public, including how he used to drink and drive regularly after he shot to fame in his early 20s and became very wealthy; how he would often crash luxury cars after drinking and had treated media badly during those days.
Jackie’s new book is currently only available in Simplified Chinese.
First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for your care and concerns. The recent news about my son, Jaycee, is very shocking and the impact it has caused on society is heartbreaking. When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged. 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.