Hopefully they can get through this together.
Jackie Chan recently opened up about his son Jaycee Chan's arrest and detention in Beijing, China, last Thursday on drug charges. The action star expressed how he was "ashamed" and "heartbroken" when he heard the news.
The 31-year-old son was arrested along with his friend and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko in a VERY public arrest that happened after police found about 3.53 ounces of marijuana in Jaycee's home.
His father Jackie wrote a letter to the public on his official website that addressed everything that happened to his son and family.
"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. 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. I hope our younger generation will learn from Jaycee’s mistake and stay far away from drug abuse. I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: 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. 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."
We're glad that Jackie is staying by his son's side during this difficult time in his life.
Jaycee is facing a serious charge of “accommodating drug users,” which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison, but hopefully he can avoid the prison time possibly with the help of his father.
The son has suffered enough since the arrest was recorded live by a television news program as police searched the home, and Jaycee's face has been all over televisions in China since then.
We know Jackie and Jaycee can get through this together - and possibly the hard times that have fallen on them will make their bonds with each other stronger somehow.
That would be the best possible outcome in any scenario!
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