The legendary actor and martial artist responded to the rumors with a message on his website.
“Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” for everybody’s concern!,” the message reads. “I’m very healthy and safe, and haven’t been quarantined. I’ve received many messages from friends asking if I’m ok. Your love and concern is so heartwarming. Thank you!”
Chan’s message continues to thank his fans all over the world concerned with his well-being for the thoughtful gifts he’s gotten from them, including face masks.
Chan said he is having his staff donate the gifts to official organizations so they can be provided to the people who need them most.
The 65-year-old actor and martial artist was born in Hong Hong, where more than 90 coronavirus cases have been reported, including one involving a pet dog.
Chan offered 1 million yuan, which is about $197,000, to any organization working to develop an antidote for the virus in a post on the social media site Weibo.
“Science and technology is key to overcoming the virus, and I believe many people have the same thought as me and hope that an antidote can be developed as soon as possible,” he wrote in the post. “I have a ‘naive’ idea now. No matter which individual or organisation develops the antidote, I want to thank them with 1 million yuan.”
As of Sunday, medical professionals estimate more than 85,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide, with nearly 3,000 deaths reported.