Hong Kong veteran actor Andy Lau (劉德華) has been hospitalised following an accident while filming a commercial in Khao Lak, Thailand on Tuesday (17th January).
According to Apple Daily, the star was filming a horse riding scene when the incident happened. During the shoot, the horse, which went out of control, threw him to the ground and stomped on his back. He was first treated at a hospital in Thailand before flying back to Hong Kong on a medical plane for further treatment.
Fans are confused with Lau’s current condition due to varying reports from different media outlets. While The Straits Times reported that the actor suffered a serious pelvic injury, The Star stated that he sustained a spinal injury.
UPDATE (18th January, 9pm):
In a statement, Lau’s label said, “Mr. Andy Lau fell from a horse, resulting in a disc bone laceration. He is now under the care of a medical team and everything is fine at present. There is no cause for worry. ”
Apple Daily added that he will be rushed to the hospital upon his arrival at 10:30pm in Hong Kong tonight.
UPDATE (20th January, 4:10pm):
It was reported that Andy Lau will not be undergoing surgery but will need at least 3 months for his wound to recovery before he can start physiotherapy.
According to Toggle, the star will be discharged before Chinese New Year as he did not want to spend the holidays in the hospital. However, he will not be spending the festive season in Malaysia, his wife’s hometown, this year.
An insider revealed that he will be seeking Chinese medicine treatment and will only return to work 6 months from now.
The 55-year-old actor recently promoted his new movie, “The Great Wall”, alongside director Zhang Yimou, Matt Damon, Luhan, Pedro Pascal, and Willem Dafoe.
Get well soon, Andy Lau! We wish you a speedy recovery.