Jackie Chan confesses to cheating and beating his own son in a revealing new memoir

Rebelander Basilan
Dec 06, 2018
06:33 A.M.

Hong Kong martial artist Jackie Chan made several shocking revelations in his book.


In a candid memoir, Never Give Up, Chan, 64, offers an in-depth look at his life, including his interest in gambling, drinking, prostitution, his marriage troubles, and being an abusive father.

The English version of the book was released on December 4. It was initially published in 2015.

"In 1999, I made a serious mistake. When the news broke about an affair I’d had that resulted in a child, the media frenzy was like a bomb going off."


Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more.

The "Come Drink with Me" actor got candid about his past mistakes in detail. He chose to speak rather than shy away from the truth of his actions.

According to a report by the South China Morning Post, Chan described how he was drinking every day in one excerpt.

"I drove drunk all the time. In the morning I’d crash my Porsche, then in the evening I’d total a Mercedes-Benz. All day long, I went around in a haze," he wrote.


He then continued to open up about his experiences with prostitutes, revealing he spent all his money on "drinking, gambling, and girls."

Chan additionally discussed cheating on his wife, Joan Lin. He revealed that he had a relationship with the 1990 Miss Asia Elaine Ng Yi Lei.


"In 1999, I made a serious mistake. When the news broke about an affair I’d had that resulted in a child, the media frenzy was like a bomb going off," he wrote. "I wanted to phone Joan but I didn’t know what to say. I wouldn’t be able to explain this."

In the book, the actor didn't speak about his daughter, Etta Ng, who revealed that she is a lesbian in 2017. She is a product of an extra-marital affair.


Chan, meanwhile, spoke about his son, Jaycee. According to him, he hasn't generally been the best dad.

"When [Jaycee] was still young, I hit him once and was very heavy-handed — directly lifting him and throwing him onto the sofa. That time I really scared him and his mother to death, and I myself was very regretful," he wrote.

Many people praised Chan, who has received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for being so open.

The award-winning actor is one of the most recognizable and influential cinematic personalities on the planet. He gained a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

Aside from being an actor, he is also a globally known philanthropist and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Charlotte Rae's Husband Cheated on Her with Other Men – He Could Not Marry His Love after Their Divorce

March 30, 2022

Inside Schwarzenegger & Ex-wife’s Longtime Home Where They Lived Amid His Affair With Housekeeper

May 10, 2022

Mick Jagger Seduced His Kids' Nanny & Cheated with Her on His Wife Who Was in the Next Room

March 09, 2022

Marlo Thomas’ Spouse Was a Virgin before Marriage to Mom of His 5 Kids & a Lousy Lover Afterward

February 03, 2022

Mel Gibson's Ex & Mom of His Kid Went Bankrupt after He Left ⁠— She Could Not Pay Debts & Had $10 in Cash

March 21, 2022

Inside Dick Van Dyke & Decades Younger Wife’s Home Where He Shows off Routine He Says Will Get Him to 100

April 22, 2022

Anthony Hopkins Is Happily Married to 'Wonderful' Wife of 18 Years Who Loves Spending His Money

March 27, 2022

Michael Caine Fell for Wife of 50 Years in ‘8 Minutes’ - He Called Her 11 Times before She Agreed to Date

January 08, 2023

Sharon Osbourne Stayed with Ozzy Despite 'a Lot' of His Infidelities — They Have Been Married for 39 Years Now

March 14, 2022

Meet Charlotte Rae’s 2 Kids with Husband of 25 Years Who Fell in Love with ‘Man of His Dreams'

February 23, 2022

Patrick Duffy Is a Proud Father of Two - Meet His Adult Sons Padraic and Conor

February 03, 2022

Bob Saget's Longtime Home Gets $770K Price Cut – Nobody Is Ready to Buy House He Lived in until His Tragic Death

October 16, 2022

Kelly LeBrock Was 'Instantly Attracted' to Steven Seagal Yet 'Hated' Herself after Their Divorce

May 09, 2022

Patrick Swayze's Last Words Before He Slipped into a Coma

February 04, 2022