Jackie Chan He is one of the most famous action stars in Hollywood cinema. Her career has been full of successes, the same ones that have opened the way for her to face against Bruce Lee himself. However, one of the movies he recorded in the 80s left him on the verge of death.
Chan is not only famous for his fight scenes, but also for being the one who does his stunts without the help of a stuntman, but it was just one of these moments that could take his life.
Specifically, it was while filming “The Armor of God” from 1986. What happened? We leave you the details below.
“The Armor of God” almost killed Jackie Chan
In 2017, Yahoo interviewed Jackie Chan and the actor revealed the dramatic experience he lived on the set of “Armor of God”. They were filming some scenes in the mountains and one of them involved a stunt in a tree, just after drinking a can of beer.
The first take went well, but the Hong Kong artist preferred to repeat it, because he felt that he lacked more agility. So, he took another drink, uncovered it and jumped, but he didn’t count on the unthinkable to happen: a branch snapped, fell straight to the ground and hit a rock.
“I felt like my back was hurting. So I get up, but everyone pushes me down because my whole body was numb. By the time the numbness wears off, then I feel the air and see the blood. We went to the hospital… Almost dead”, recalled the actor.
Immediately afterwards, he was taken, from the mountains, from the emergency room to the nearest hospital. What was probably shocking was that, according to Yahoo, doctors found the martial artist’s skull to be fractured.
Fortunately, he managed to recover and complete his work on the project that nearly cost him his life.
“Dragon Ball” exists thanks to Jackie Chan: his iconic tape that inspired Toriyama
According to an interview with Toriyama, translated by the Kanzenshuu portal, the author began working on his work after seeing the 1978 film “The Drunken Master”.
“I had just finished “Dr. Slump”, and I was thinking about what I should do for my next job. It just so happened that at that time I liked Jackie Chan movies, especially “Drunken master”. My editor advised me to try to make a kung-fu manga, so I drew a one-shot called “Dragon Boy”. That got an incredibly positive response from readers, so I decided to follow the story,” he shared.
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