Jet Li: I can’t slim down because of hyperthyroidism

jet li Martial arts star Jet Li, who has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2010, has revealed he is struggling to manage the symptoms of the disease.

He says: “I have hyperthyroidism, sometimes I’d lose 15 kilograms, sometimes I’d gain 15 kilograms. I’m really fat right now. That’s a fact. And I haven’t had a chance to slim down, because the medication I am taking controls my heart rate, so I cannot exercise… I’ll wait until the doctor says I can do simple exercises before slimming down.”

Hyperthyroidism is a condition of the thyroid gland that can’t be cured but is controllable with proper medication.

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2 responses to “Jet Li: I can’t slim down because of hyperthyroidism”

  1. Morgan says:

    It is very unusual to see Jet Li fat. Still the diseases make us what we are not and change the lives drastically. We all have to struggle with some illnesses: some do have serious issues, other only temporary incontinences. I hope that Jet Li soon gets to the point when he would be able to start exercising and would be losing the weight. Still, it is not about the shape he is now, but they way he feels about it and f he has close people to support him. I know what it is like for a sportsman to lose his favorite thing to do. This is simply disheartening. So, we are with you Jet Li!

  2. Cindy says:

    It is hard to think of Jet Li as fat. I think he calls himself fat, but he is just average as I can see from the photo. Well, it is definitely not his perfect shape, but he is till very good looking and I like his charming smile! Asian mystery! Wow! Amazing!