The actor suffered a really bad leg injury not too 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 after 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 talked about his state in the aftermath.
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It turns out that De Niro’s hurt his leg while on location of his new project, a movie titled Flower Moon.
While chatting with IndiWire, Robert De Niro updated fans on his injury and recovery, saying that ‘I tore my quad somehow. It is just a simple stepping over something and I went down.’
It sounds like it was not really that bad but the actor stressed that the pain he felt at the time was nothing short of ‘excruciating.’
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He added that ‘Now I have to get it fixed. But it happens, especially when you get older, you just have to be prepared for unexpected things. But it is manageable.’
The injury occurred in Oklahoma, where he was shooting the movie and had to fly to New York to get medical help.
The good news is that his leg injury is not expected to delay the production in any way and that is thanks to the type of character he portrays.
He dished that ‘What I’m doing with Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon, I’m pretty much a sedentary character in a way. I don’t move around a lot, thank god. So we’ll manage. I just have to get the procedure done and keep it straight in a certain position and let it heal.’
The upcoming movie has an amazing cast of big names in the industry, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone.
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