By Tim Saunders on
Action star Jackie Chan isn’t just famous for his stunts – he has released 20 albums since 1984 and has sung many of the theme tunes for his own films. And last night he proved his bark is just as big as his bite at a special charity concert in Japan.
The 54-year-old star led a host of Asian stars – including Sandy Lam, Judy Ongg, Aaron Kwok and Ekin Cheng – at a special fundraising concert in Tokyo on Monday night, with proceeds going to Sichuan earthquake survivors.
The concert, dubbed Heart Aid Sichuan, was jointly organized by the Japan-based Chinese singer Judy Ongg and the Japanese broadcaster NHK. It followed the charity premiere of Chan’s latest movie, The Forbidden Kingdom, in Tokyo last week.
“We received a lot of donations from Japan,” said Chan at the premiere, which also raised funds for earthquake survivors. “I really thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s not about how much you donated. Every donation is helpful.”
Jackie Chan’s fans are also showing their generous sides after the star made a plea for them to donate on his website. Over $26,000 has been donated to his Dragon's Heart Charity over the last few months, which will be used to rebuild schools in the devastated area.
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