Kung fu movie star Chuck Norris is baffled by a website dedicated to spreading bizarre false rumours about him.

ChuckNorrisfacts.com has become a cult hit among fans of the bearded film star, perpetuating strange myths about Norris, including "Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. But he is so bad**s, he has never cried. Ever."

Norris was stunned to discover the site - but is determined to take the tribute in good humour, and hopes it will boost sales of his autobiography.

He says, "I've seen some of them. Some are funny. Some are pretty far out. Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of it.

"It's quite surprising. I do know that boys will be boys, and I neither take offense nor take these things too seriously. Who knows, maybe these made up one-liners will prompt young people to seek out the real facts as found in my recent autobiographical book, AGAINST ALL ODDS?

"They may even be interested enough to check out my novels set in the Old West, THE JUSTICE RIDERS, released this month. I'm very proud of these literary efforts."