Oh dear, it has been confirmed that Etta Ng, Jackie Chan’s illegitimate daughter with former beauty queen Elaine Ng, was hospitalised yesterday (Monday, 3rd April).
Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily reported that Etta’s vacation in Thailand was cut short to return to Hong Kong. It is speculated that the 17-year-old may have been emotionally distressed and attempted to commit suicide.
Some netizens have pointed out that the troubled teenager had previously shared articles about suicide and depression on her social media last year. Prior to her trip, Etta posted had posted on Facebook saying, “Leaving HK for a bit tomorrow. I’m still alive, for those who are wondering.”
Etta was born in 1999 after Jackie had an affair with Elaine. She was raised in Shanghai before the mother-daughter duo returned to Hong Kong in 2011. 2 years ago, Etta described her estranged father as “just a stranger” and that “he is just my biological father”.
Jackie, who has rarely acknowledged Etta, is married to Taiwanese actress Joan Lin Feng-jiao. They have a 34-year-old son, Jaycee, who is a successful entertainer in his own right.
Sending love and positive vibes to Etta Ng! Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for her.