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Jackie Chan Almost Dies While Shooting ‘Skiptrace’

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(Photo : Kevin Lee/Getty Images) Jackie Chan poses for a picture on the red carpet at The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan almost lost his life while filming his latest movie "Skiptrace."

This was revealed by the sixty-two-year-old actor during a recent press conference, reported China.org via China Daily. 

"I tried my best this time, and I almost died during filming," Chan said, as he recalled a traumatic incident in Guangxi province while shooting the film. "I met a torrent, fell out of a raft and was sent rolling in the water. I'm not a good swimmer, so I was really screaming for help."

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"But the staff could not get close enough to rescue me," he continued. "Later, the raft was turned back by the torrent and I got my life back. Life is so vulnerable. It is horrifying."

Jackie Chan's experience on the set of "Skiptrace" was not the first time that an actor was injured during the movie's filming.

The film's cinematographer Chan Kwok-Hung drowned On Dec. 17, 2014 while shooting.

The iconic martial arts star turned emotional as he was joined by another veteran martial arts and actor Yuen Biao during the press conference.

The two have worked together on several films since 1976 and have been good friends since then.

Waxing sentimental, Chan said, "Whenever we meet in life, we actually have one less meeting for the rest of our lives. Life and friends are all so precious."

"Skiptrace" is an action-comedy film directed by Renny Harlin, and produced, starred and written by Jackie Chan.

The movie tells the story of a retired Hongkong detective who joins forces with an American gambler as they battle a notorious criminal syndicate.  

The film also stars Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang and American actor Johnny Knoxville.

"I had this script in my mind for 25 years," Jackie Chain said, as he described the creative process he went through in developing "Skiptrace." "I have always dreamt of a runaway and chase story, to show both the Chinese landscape and culture along the roadside to the world."


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