Chan boosting Japan aid efforts with concert

The action legend gathered dozens of celebrities including pop star Shirley Kwan and Chinese-American rapper Jin on Thursday (24Mar11) to record a theme song for the charity event. The track, Succumb Not To Sorrow, is inspired by a Japanese poem.

In a message to the people of Japan, Chan says, “You will not be alone. We will always be by your side.”

Proceeds from the concert at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on 1 April (11) will be handed to the Salvation Army, according to the Associated Press.

An estimated 18,000 people were killed earlier this month (11Mar11) after a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a subsequent tsunami hit Japan.