Jackie Chan Celebrates 60th Birthday With Jay Chou, Leehom Wang
To honor his 60th birthday on April 7, Jackie Chan (成龍) held a Love and Friendship Charity Concert in Beijing. Preparations for the big day had started one year ago, and guest performers included several famous Asian celebrities such as Jay Chou (周杰倫), Nicolas Tse (謝霆鋒), Leehom Wang, Jaycee Chan (房祖名), Ko Chen Tung (柯震東), Angela Zhang (張韶涵), and Korean band, EXO. The grand concert started at 7 p.m. that night in the Beijing Workers’ Stadium.
Jay Chou greeted the cheering crowds in a red leather jacket to add to the joyous atmosphere. He sang his two popular hits, “Red Dust Inn” <紅塵客棧> and “Nunchucks” <雙節棍>. While singing “Nunchunks”, Jay actually brought out real pairs of nunchucks to play with. He threw a few of them into the audience to have everyone join along. When Jackie asked Jay if he can help him write a personal “Jackie Chan” song, Jay indicated he has already finished one. However, he could not remember its lyrics and unfortunately did not perform it at the concert.
Leehom Wang performed “The Only One” <唯一> on a rising stage to celebrate Jackie’s birthday. When the press asked him to share some of his previous work experiences with the veteran, Leehom laughed and expressed he would need a three-hour interview in order to finish. He publicly praised Jackie for his constant contribution of love and peace, and the two later performed a duet of the theme song for the film, Chinese Zodiac <十二生肖>.
Near the end of the concert, Nicolas Tse appeared onstage in a chef suit with a dark truffle cake. Jaycee Chan and Ko Chen Tung also joined him and set off paper firecrackers to add to the excitement. It was a happy surprise for Jackie, since right before the trio showed up onstage, a video clip of them collaborating in a food variety show had been playing. Jackie joked the paper firecracker scraps were a nuisance to his concert, to which Jaycee laughed and promised they would help clean it up.
To end the big night, all the guest performers gathered onstage to sing as a large group. Everyone held a flag of a different country while they sang and danced around festively, creating a memorable moment for Jackie.
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.