Jackie Chan Breaks Silence on Son Jaycee Chan's Drug Arrest: I'm "Ashamed, Sad and Disappointed"
Jackie Chan broke his silence following his son Jaycee Chan's drug arrest last week on his official website on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
"First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for your care and concerns. The recent news about my son, Jaycee, is very shocking and the impact it has caused on society is heartbreaking. When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged," the 60-year-old wrote.
As previously reported, Jaycee, 31, tested positive for marijuana and was arrested in Beijing on Aug. 14. According to CNN, the actor was accused of "hosting others to take drugs."
"As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I'm very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom," Jackie continued. "I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee's mistake and stay far away from drug abuse."
In his statement, the Rush Hour 4 actor also took the time to directly speak to his son. "You've done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I'm your dad and I'll always be with you," he wrote. "We will face the road ahead of us together. I should also take some of this responsibility because as his dad, I didn't teach him well. Therefore, on behalf of Jaycee and myself, I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society. Thank you."