The actor suffered a very serious leg injury not long ago and now he is sharing an update with his fans! Here’s what the 77-year-old star had to say about his condition.
A few days later, a number of different media outlets reported that Robert de Niro suffered a rather ‘mild leg injury’, the star shared how that happened and also told about his condition in the aftermath.
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It turns out that De Niro hurt his leg at the location of his new project, a movie called Flower Moon.
While chatting with IndiWire, Robert De Niro told fans about his injury and recovery, saying, ‘I somehow tore my quad. It’s just a simple step on something and I went down. ‘
It sounds like it wasn’t that bad, but the actor stressed that the pain he felt at the time was downright ‘excruciating’.
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He added: ‘Now I have to fix it. But it happens, especially as you get older, you just have to be prepared for the unexpected. But it is manageable. ‘
The injury occurred in Oklahoma, where he was filming the movie and had to fly to New York to get medical attention.
The good news is that his leg injury isn’t going to slow down production in any way and that’s thanks to the type of character he’s portraying.
He said, ‘What I’m doing with Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon, I’m actually a seated character in a way. I don’t move much, thank goodness. So we’ll make it. I just have to finish the procedure and hold him up in a certain position and let him heal. ‘
The upcoming movie features a great cast of big names in the industry, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone.