Jackie Chan opens up about his disappointment in son's arrest
Earlier this week, news broke that Jaycee Chan was caught in a drug crackdown in Beijing, China, and had been detained on drug-related charges.
Beijing police said in a statement on Monday night that Chan was detained last Thursday with Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko. Both tested positive for marijuana and admitted using the drug, and 100 grams were also taken from Jaycee's home.
Jackie Chan has now opened up about his son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest last week, expressing his sadness and shock and apologizing to his fans for his son's actions.
"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," Chan wrote on his official website on Wednesday.
"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," Jackie continued. "I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee's mistake and stay far away from drug abuse."
In his statement, the actor also directly addressed his son, explaining how he would be there for the difficult journey ahead.
"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," he wrote. "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."
It's a pretty powerful statement from the Shanghai Noon actor, and we're pleased he is taking a tough love approach, yet still remaining supportive of his son.