Jackie Chan has blogged about the charity concert he took part in to raise funds for victims of China’s earthquake last month, which left over 1,484 dead, 1297 seriously injured, 11,849 injured and 332 missing.
“When I heard that Hong Kong would be hosting a fund raiser for the earthquake, I quickly changed my plans and made a stop in Hong Kong before all of the Shanghai Expo events,” wrote the star about the April 26 concert. "I told my good friends Chris Tucker, Lionel Richie, Kenny G, Brett Ratner, Will & Jaden Smith, etc about the earthquake and drought. They wanted to record a short clip for the Hong Kong charity show to let everyone know that there is support from America. I had all the tapes that had footage of my trip to Yushu and Yunan expressed delivered to Beijing. Charity has no boundary!
“By the end of the show, all of us got on stage… but I realized that everyone was swaying in all different directions! To avoid drowsiness to the audience at the coliseum and the audience at home, I stood on the chair in the first row and directed the finale. I just wanted to make sure that the show was entertaining and successful! During the show, I received news that there was another earthquake in Taiwan and a sandstorm in a few cities in China. What is going on in the world?!
“That night, we raised 42.43 million HKD! We sat around for the rest of the night and had meetings, discussing the future and how to help people.”
To read Jackie’s full blog and see photos of the event, click here.