Jackie Chan has spoken about his anguish over his son's arrest for drugs possession last week.
The actor’s son Jaycee Chan and the Taiwanese film star Kai Ko were both detained last Thursday, after testing positive for marijuana use, with 100 grams of the drug being taken from Jaycee’s home in Beijing.
Addressing his son’s arrest on his Weibo page - the Chinese equivalent of Twitter - Jackie wrote: “Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I'm very ashamed. As a father, I'm heartbroken.”
However, despite admitting that he felt let down by his son’s use of drugs, he admitted that he’d be standing by Jaycee, and they would work through their turmoil together.
He added: “I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father, I'm going to face the road together with you.”
Jackie also expressed hope that Jaycee’s arrest might discourage young people from getting involved with illegal drugs, saying: “'I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs.”
Earlier this month, the ‘Rush Hour’ actor revealed to HuffPost UK that he has plans to focus more on his acting, now that he’s stopped doing his own stunts in his films, and would like to become “the Asian Robert DeNiro” or “the next Dustin Hoffman”.