Actor Andy Lau poses at the 'A Simple Life' portrait session during 68th Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Photo : Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole)
It would be a long nine months of healing and recovery for Chinese actor Andy Lau who fell from a horse and suffered pelvic bone fracture last week because of an accident. His doctors at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital estimate the 55-year-old actor would need to stay for six to eight more weeks in the hospital for further treatment.
Hospital Stay + Recovery
Upon discharge, Andy Lau would need another six to nine months for rehabilitation which places his acting and singing career for almost a year. It would force him to sit out the promotional activities for his upcoming movies and cancel several planned yearend concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum, Shanghaiist reported.
Before the accident in Bangkok while Andy Lau was shooting a tea commercial, he and singer Alan Tam were collaborating on a song. Alan Tam visited him from Macau on Jan. 22. He was allowed by the security to meet Andy Lau, citing they need to talk about the song they are working on, Yahoo reported.
Rest & Get Better Are Priorities
Besides multiple pelvic fractures caused by the horse stepping on him, Andy Lau is also suffering from muscle tendon strains. He assured fans in a blog post the he would fully follow the recommendations of the medical team and rest quietly and get better, according to Themalayonline.
Despite Andy Lau’s blog, Alan Lam shared that the injured celebrity is bed-ridden, but in good spirits. Andy Lau asked his friends and relatives not to visit him yet because his condition does not allow him to accept visitors for new. The actor still hurts when he talks or react to anything, Alan Lam said.
The actor’s hospital bill is around $390,000 or HK$3 million. But it is only a fraction of Andy Lau’s $50 million insurance.