Chan headlines Hong Kong benefit for Japan
London: Action star Jackie Chan headlined a charity concert and telethon to raise funds for the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The `Rush Hour` star was joined by Andy Lau, actor Donnie Yen and other Asian performers for the three-hour benefit in Hong Kong`s Victoria Park on Friday, reported a website.
The 56-year-old actor and filmmaker opened the show by calling for a moment of silence to honour the thousands who lost their lives in the March 11 tragedy.
Chan then led the performers in a rendition of peace anthem `Succumb Not to Sorrow`, based on a poem by Kenji Miyazawa.
Soul star Lionel Richie also made an appearance via a video recording, offering a rendition of his hit `Say You, Say Me` from a stage in Australia, where he is on tour.
"We believe you can survive this and you will get stronger," he said.
Chan made a rare singing performance, belting out the tune `Believe in Yourself`.
Proceeds from Friday`s concert will benefit the Salvation Army.