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Jackie Chan Ashamed of Son Jaycee's Drug Arrest in China

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Actor Jackie Chan, left, and son Jaycee Chan. (Frederick M. Brown/Stringer/Getty Images; Bobby Yip/Reuters/Landov)

By    |   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 10:57 AM

Actor Jackie Chan said he was "ashamed" that his son Jaycee had been arrested on drug charges in China and believes he should suffer the consequences for his actions, according to Chinese news media.

Chan, 60, known as an action hero and comedic roles in the United for such movies as the "Rush Hour" franchise, issued an apology on the popular Chinese micro-blogging site Sina Weibo, according to China Daily.com. Jaycee Chan, 32, was arrested Monday after he was found with more than 100 grams of marijuana and hosting others smoking the drug.

"For my son, Fang Zuming (Jaycee), to get into such trouble, I'm very angry and astonished," the elder Chan said in his apology, according to China Daily.com. "As a public figure, I'm ashamed, as a father, I'm heartbroken, I can't begin to describe his mother's pain. I hope young people will take a lesson from Zuming (Jaycee) and stay away from drugs."

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Chan went on to take responsibility for his son's actions during the apology, which was issued Monday.

"I failed to be a good father and I deserve the blame," Chan wrote. "I will take the responsibility and apologize to public on behalf of Jaycee."

China Daily wrote that Chan's apology received more than 100,000 comments in the first hour it was published.

Reuters reported that illegal drug use comes at a considerable business risk in China with its growing clout in the entertainment industry, noting that a group of 42 entertainment management firms signed an agreement with Beijing police that they would not work with celebrities who used drugs.

The elder Chan remains a high-profile public figure in China and was an anti-drug ambassador in the country in 2009, according to ABC News. His son, whose mother is a former Taiwanese actress, was raised in the United States and had acted in 20 films, most of them from Hong Kong and Chinese production companies.

ABC News noted that Jaycee Chan worked with noted Chinese film director Chen Kaige on the upcoming martial arts film "The Monk," which is scheduled for release next year.

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