Jackie Chan is known for his death-defying stunts, but one recent stunt may have come a little too close to death for the legendary action star.
While filming his upcoming movie Vanguard, the 65-year-old actor nearly drowned while performing a stunt, according to China.org.cn. During a recent press conference for the film, Chan revealed that he became trapped under a rock underwater while filming a jetski scene, and he was unable to free himself. Chan claimed that he stayed calm during the event, telling himself, “Jackie, don’t panic!” Eventually, the actor was rescued, and he took it upon himself to reassure the film’s director (Stanley Tong) and crew that he was all right. But after filming had ended for the day, the shock of what happened finally hit the actor. “When I took a shower later that night and remembered the incident, I suddenly felt really scared and started shaking. I was thinking about how I could have so easily died,” Chan said, according to the site.
While this is certainly an extreme example of a movie stunt gone wrong, it’s hardly the first time that Chan has flirted with danger on a movie set. The star, known for performing his own stunts, has suffered countless injuries over his decades-long career; some serious. You can take a look at some of his most infamous on-set accidents in the video below — but be prepared to flinch.