New York (ANI): Belgian martial artist and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has cancelled promotional appearances for his new flick JCVD to take care of a puppy. Van Damme, who earned himself the nickname 'Muscles From Brussels', had recently adopted seven dogs from Bangkok, and one of them is said to be in a coma.
"Van Damme will stay in Thailand to see this dog through this very trying time," the New York Post quoted a source as saying.
JCVD is a fictional biopic about an action star who struggles with financial problems and a custody battle. Van Damme will be playing as himself in the movie. More detail could not be obtained about his role, as his manager did not return calls and e-mails.
Story first published: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 9:40 [IST]