Many people know that Donnie Yen is a great martial artist and actor, but what some fail to remember is that, underneath it all, he is also a great musician – YES! I Know!
In his latest Instagram post, the 55-year-old “Ip Man” star showcased his talent in not just the piano, but singing as well by playing Elton John’s “Your Song.”
“A bit of Elton John on my day off and thanks to my daughter @jasmineyenofficial for filming Baba,” he wrote in the social media post. “And you know this piano is from Boston where I played and learned when I was 15 years old.”
Before all of this, Yen’s early life was purely music as his father, Klysler Yen, knew how to play the violin and erhu, a stringed instrument similar to the violin, but only has two strings, while his mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a martial arts teacher and a soprano.
At an early age, he studied piano and reportedly favored music made by Polish composer Frederic Chopin. Check out his performance below taken from a few decades back.
Now if you’ll excuse me. I’ll just pick my jaw up from the floor because that was amazing!
Featured image via Instagram / donnieyenofficial