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Jackie Chan's Major Injuries: A Catalogue of Pain

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Jackie Chan is an international action star. Famously, Chan does his own stunts. And the man has the broken bones to prove it.

When Chan’s film, titled Raising Dragon (ライジング・ドラゴン) in Japanese and CZ12 in English, was promoted in Japan with a poster that catalogues all of Chan’s major injuries over the years. Also included in the list are the movies in which the injuries occurred. (Note that the years are the Japanese releases.)


Below, you can find translations of the injury list, starting with Chan’s eyebrow and going counterclockwise.


Supercilliary bone (eyebrow bone!) damaged, almost causing blindness: Drunken Master (1978)

• Broken Nose: Young Master (1980), Project A (1983), Miracles (1989), Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

• Knocked out tooth: Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)

• Lip lacerated: Police Story 4: First Strike (1996)

• Lower chin injury: Dragon Lord (1982)

• Dislocation of the right shoulder: City Hunter (1993)

• Broken breastbone: Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991)

• Broken finger bones: The Protector (1985)

• Knee damage: City Hunter (1993)

• Ankle (well, malleolus) injury: Who Am I? (1998)

• Eye injury: The Medallion (2003)

• Skull fracture, bone cave-in behind left ear, and brain bleeding from falling out of a tree: The Armour of God (1986)


• Cheek bone dislocation: Police Story 3: Super Cop (1992)

• Cervical spine damage from falling from a 25 meter clock tower: Project A (1983)


• Spinal damage from falling from a pole: Police Story (1985)

• Pelvis dislocation almost causing partial paralysis: Police Story (1985)

• Tailbone damage causing temporary partial paralysis: The Accidental Spy (2001)

• Thigh injury from being caught between two cars: Crime Story (1993)

• Broken ankle: Rumble in The Bronx (1995), Thunderbolt (1996)

If you want to know more about Jackie Chan’s injuries (and why wouldn’t you?), here’s a handy round-up.


This article was originally published on March 28, 2013.

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