Date: 8th October 2000
Kung Fu star JACKIE CHAN has made over 40 movies but on one
occasion the actor nearly gave it all up because he had a near
Chan, dubbed the ELVIS of Asia, does all his own stunts and
insists all his co-stars do the same. But while filming OPERATION CONDO in 1989 Chan came so close to killing himself during a stunt, he considered quitting the movies.
Chan says, "I was filming the movie in Yugoslavia and I fell from
a tree. It bent down and I had to jump from the branches onto a castle wall.
"I did the first jump and I landed OK but it wasn't quite right.
I wanted to land like a monkey.
"So I went for it again and this time the tree just snapped. I
fell for ages. I could see the cameraman and I was hoping he would catch me but he was so worried about the camera that he just ran away. "I had blood pouring out of my ears it was a pretty serious