Hong Kong star Andy Lau announces return home from hospital after horse-riding injury

Entertainer injured in Thailand in January says pelvic fracture ‘recovering well’

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 March, 2017, 10:39am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 March, 2017, 10:42am

Top Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau Tak-wah announced on Friday he had “returned home” after almost two months of hospitalisation for a pelvic injury.

Lau was badly injured on January 16, when he was thrown off a horse during a commercial shoot in Thailand.

In a blog post on his official website, Lau said he had spent all of Thursday receiving medical examinations before his doctor told him he could go home.

“I was in the ward, sitting quietly in my wheelchair and listening peacefully to the doctor’s explanation,” he wrote. “I couldn’t hear anything until he said, ‘you can go home now!’ I almost jumped up and hugged the doctor, but I couldn’t in my condition.”

“My dear family, my pelvic fracture has been recovering well. My spine, sciatica, muscle and tendon injuries have also been gradually recovering. Everything has started to turn into a fine day!”

I’ll be able to stand up by myself very soon!
Andy Lau, entertainer

“Trust me!!” he added. “I’ll be able to stand up by myself very soon!”

The accident happened near Bangkok, when the horse reportedly lost control, throwing Lau to the ground and stepping on his lower back and fracturing it. The entertainer was taken to a local hospital before flying to Hong Kong two days later. He was then sent to the Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley.

As well as being a popular Canto-pop singer, Lau is one of the city’s most famous faces, having appeared in films such as Infernal Affairs and the recent Matt Damon release The Great Wall.

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He is one of the “four heavenly kings of Canto-pop” along with Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, Aaron Kwok Fu-shing and Leon Lai Ming. The four have dominated the local entertainment scene for decades and are popular across the mainland and Asia.