New York, Nov 4 : 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.