Andy Lau goes home after 53 days in hospital

Jessica Lin
Mar 10, 2017

Injured Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has finally returned home, ending a 53-day stay in the hospital after he was thrown off a horse and stomped on while filming a commercial in January.

The 55-year-old told fans the good news via his official blog on the morning of March 10.

He recalled that he had spent an entire day undergoing tests, and was listening to the doctor explain the results when he was told that he could be discharged.

"I almost jumped up to hug the doctor, it's a pity that I wasn't able to," he wrote.

Posted with a photo of him wearing a surgical mask, Lau's entry also revealed that his recovery was on track.

He wrote: "(The) vertebral fractures and injuries to my sciatic nerve, muscles and Achilles tendon are all recovering slowly. Everything is starting to clear up!"

Lau also urged fans not to worry, and thanked the media for giving him the space and time to rest and recover. "I can see and feel the media's support for me," he wrote.

Before signing off his message, Lau again comforted worried fans by writing: "I've read every message, every blessing and every encouragement, all of which are my remedies. Trust me! I will be able to stand up very soon!"