It’s a speedy recovery! According to the Hong Kong media, Andy Lau (劉德華), who injured his lower back from a horse accident last January, expects to return to work this summer in July.
The 55-year-old award-winning actor suffered bone fractures in his pelvis and lower back after falling off a horse during a commercial shoot in Thailand. He was flown back to Hong Kong via air ambulance and was hospitalized at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital for 51 days. He was discharged in March, and has been resting at home ever since.
At the time, his doctors estimated that it would take nine months for Andy to fully recover. Andy has been updating his fans on his progress through his official website—originally bedridden, Andy is now standing tall and walking with support.
Much of Andy’s recovery owes to his wife Carol Chu (朱麗倩), who spends her time running errands for Andy. The paparazzi closely followed Carol for a few days, and saw her grocery shopping with two bodyguards. Carol also arranged Andy a meeting with Master Dichiao from the Hsiang-Te Temple of Taiwan for a blessing. With the help of traditional Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, and physical therapy, Andy is recovering much faster than expected.
“I’ll be running and jumping, talking and laughing with you all very soon!” said Andy in an update.