“I feel very angry and very shocked,” actor wrote following Jaycee Chan’s legal troubles
Jackie Chan is “heartbroken” over his son’s marijuana arrest in China last week.
The Associated Press reported that the star of the “Rush Hour” franchise — and an anti-drug ambassador for China — took to his microblog Wednesday to apologize to the public for son Jaycee Chan’s actions.
“Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked,” he wrote. “As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken. Jaycee and I together express our deep apology to society and the public.”
Jaycee, 31, was apprehended last Thursday in Beijing with Kai Ko, a Taiwanese actor, for possession and use of marijuana. Both actors tested positive for marijuana, and authorities confiscated 100 grams of marijuana from Jaycee’s home.
Jaycee faces charges of accommodating drug users, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
“I hope all young people will learn a lesson from Jaycee and stay far from the harm of drugs,” Jackie wrote. “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.”