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Beating up 10 Karatekas in airport was a rumor

November 11 2016 at 9:24 AM
LJF  (Login LJF)

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This rumor actually started from an unidentified source speculated in Feb 1971 when Lee was flying to India to scout location for "Silent Flute." It said that Lee was ambushed and attacked by 10 Karatekas in the U.S. airport. He was together with James Coburn then. Although Bruce defeated all of them but he broke one of his legs. Some went to the extent to say that Bruce’s kidney was injured. This rumor continued even after Bruce’s death. Tony Liu and stuntman Cheung Wing-Han though were close to Bruce but they did not know everything about Bruce. Hence, they probably retold the rumor in their interviews which they believed were true.

In fact, Unicorn Chan had clarified with the reporters regarding this rumor in Hwa Kiu Yat Po dated 1971-03-01. In that article, Unicorn said he received Bruce’s letter from the U.S. on late Feb 1971 and was told that Bruce was safe and sound, and he was never involved in any fight in the airport. Unicorn Chan confirmed that speculated news was totally untrue.

Few years after Bruce's passing, director Ng See-Yuen just put every info he had obtained into his movie, "BL - The Man, The Myth" including the above story to make it more entertaining. Anyway, if this had happened, the security in the U.S. airport would surely get hold of all the Karatekas who try to cause trouble and Bruce would definitely kick these attackers' ass. Also, I read from omewhere a health report of Bruce that shows Bruce's leg was never broken and his kidney was never injured as well as no other internal injuries were sustained caused by fighting. This should clear the above rumor totally.

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  • Bolo confirmed Jimmy Wang Yu lied - LJF on Nov 11, 2016, 9:36 AM
  • Re: Beating up 10 Karatekas in airport was a rumor - PB on Nov 11, 2016, 2:39 PM
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