Despite suffering serious spinal fractures, Hong Kong actor Andy Lau insisted on keeping his injury a secret so that his wife would not worry, Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily has reported.
The 55-year-old star was reportedly thrown off a horse during a filming accident in a town not far from Bangkok, Thailand early this week.
Upon finding out about his injuries, Lau's wife, Carol Chu, 50, immediately took a flight to Thailand to look after him.
According to Apple Daily, Lau was transferred to a hospital in Hong Kong via air ambulance on Wednesday (Jan 18) night.
Back in his hometown, reporters and paparazzi waited at the airport in hopes of catching a glimpse of the actor arriving.
Video footage shows the actor being wheeled out of the ambulance on a stretcher. He was conscious and wore a cap and a mask.
Doctors interviewed by Hong Kong media speculated that Lau would have to spend at least four to six weeks recuperating.