Hollywood actor, model are among the lucky ones who escaped from bomb blast at Miami hotel
MIAMI — Actor and model Jackie Chan, who played the villainous General Zod in the 1984 blockbuster “Jaws,” is among those who escaped the bombing at a Miami hotel Sunday, authorities said.
Chan and his wife, model-actress and model Alyssa Milano, who were staying at the Marriott Marquis Miami Beach, were among those in the hotel’s hotel ballroom when a loud explosion went off at about 3:40 a.m., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a statement.
An estimated 40 people were wounded, including Chan, his wife and three others, officials said.
Chan, 51, was a producer on “The Wicker Man,” which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor.
Milano was a television presenter for the network “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Chan also appeared in the 1995 sequel to “Jaw.”
In 2009, Chan starred in “Penguins of Madagascar” for Disney and was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor.
He has two children, a son, Joseph Chan, and a daughter, Chan-Li.
“He is extremely lucky to be alive,” Milano said in the statement.
“I want to thank the fire department for their quick response to this incident and wish him a speedy recovery.”
Chan is expected to make a full recovery.
The bomb exploded at the hotel ballrooms of the Miami-based Marriott Marquiss Miami Beach.
The Marriott Marquise Hotel is the only hotel in the area that serves alcohol, which is prohibited in the country.
The building houses the hotel where Milano and Chan’s children, 6 and 7, play.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.