Jackie Chan’s illegitimate daughter, Etta Ng, was recently hospitalized in Hong Kong after reportedly attempting suicide, according to Oriental Daily.
Ng’s mother, Elaine Ng, confirmed to AsiaOne that her daughter was in the hospital and is waiting for the doctor’s report for more details.
The 17-year-old had left to Thailand for a vacation on Friday, March 31, but cut her trip short and went back to Hong Kong two days later. She checked herself into the hospital upon landing.
Right before her trip, Ng posted the following Facebook status: “Leaving HK for a bit tomorrow. I’m still alive, for those who are wondering.”
Netizens say that Ng had shared articles and talked about suicide on social media last year, according to Ming Pao.
Ng’s relationship with her mother has been dicey in recent weeks. Last month, Elaine Ng was arrested for criminal intimidation following an argument with her daughter. She claims that she saw a packet of sedatives in her daughters room. In 2015, she was also arrested for child abuse following talks about a drinking problem.
Etta Ng was born in 1999 after Jackie Chan had an affair with Elaine Ng. She was raised in Shanghai and returned to Hong Kong in 2011. Ng described her father as “just a stranger” and that “he is just my biological father”.
Chan has rarely acknowledged his daughter in the past. He admitted that he didn’t leave his daughter with anything in his will and has yet to visit her in person.
When asked whether he truly intends on not leaving his daughter anything, he said: “I don’t think she needs my money! Don’t you think I’m miserable too? I’ve given everyone burden.”