Andy Lau

World Film Geek sends out a safe and speedy recovery for Hong Kong Heavenly King Andy Lau, who last week was seriously injured during shooting of an ad in Thailand.

Lau, who makes his Hollywood debut in the upcoming film The Great Wall (already released in China and Hong Kong amongst others), has been in the Hong Kong entertainment industry for three and a half decades. Lau was injured in Thailand last week when he fell off a horse while shooting an ad for Tao Ti beverage, which Lau has been its spokesperson since 2000. His injury hit worldwide news.

Yesterday, Lau’s company Topman Global made an official statement with an update on the Hong Kong actor/singer. Lau will remain hospitalized for a period of six to eight weeks and then will be forced to take the next nine months to fully recover from a torn pelvis and miscellaneous bone fractures and muscle injuries in the area.

In addition to The Great Wall, Lau has four films scheduled for release this year: Herman Yau‘s action thriller Shock Wave; Stephen Fung‘s heist film The Adventurers; Jason Kwan‘s Chasing the Dragon which he starred opposite Donnie Yen; and a rumored appearance to reprise his role in Cold War III at the end of the year. The last one is currently up in the air as well as a series of concerts he was scheduled to perform. Topman Global promises to give updates on Lau.

As the Lunar New Year approaches, World Film Geek sends out an early “Kung Hei Fat Choi” to Andy Lau and his family and a safe and speedy recovery.

For more information, check out Focus Group Holdings Limited, the official website for Andy Lau and his companies.

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