Andy Lau sustains pelvic injury after falling off horse in filming accident in Thailand

Andy Lau promoting his movie Firestorm in Singapore on Dec 4, 2013.
Andy Lau promoting his movie Firestorm in Singapore on Dec 4, 2013.PHOTO: ST FILE

HONG KONG - Andy Lau sustained a pelvic injury after falling off a horse in a filming accident in rural Thailand on Tuesday (Jan 17), said Apple Daily.

The Heavenly King's commercial production company said in a statement on Wednesday: "Mr Andy Lau was shooting a commercial in Thailand on Jan 17, 2017 when he had a little accident and fell off a horse, resulting in a pelvic laceration. A medical team took care of him, and all is well now. Please do not worry."

Apple Daily said Lau, 55, had set off on Monday for Thailand for the shoot. The report, quoting a producer in Thailand, said the actor was filming a horse-riding scene in Khao Lak, three hours by car from Bangkok, when the animal went out of control, threw him off and stepped on his waist.

The shoot was halted and he was taken to a Thai hospital immediately, but because he was not mobile, he would have to fly back to Hong Kong on a medical plane for further treatment, the report added.

The superstar had recently wrapped up a promotional campaign for the Zhang Yimou action movie, The Great Wall.

Last Saturday, he was in the United States for the shoot of Hong Kong film-maker Adrian Kwan's Find Your Voice. By Sunday, he had rushed back to Hong Kong to join stars such as Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan and Sammi Cheng at movie producer Tiffany Chen's 60th birthday bash.