Insurers to pay Andy Lau $14.4m for horse-riding injury

Andy Lau posted this photo with a Mar 10 blog entry announcing that he had been discharged.

Hong Kong heartthrob Andy Lau is getting HK$80 million (S$14.4 million) in insurance compensation for his horse-riding injury while filming a beverage commercial in Thailand, reported Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

He is currently recuperating at home. For his loss of income during this period, the daily reported that Lau would get RM195,000 a day, based on his 51 days of stay at hospital, and another six months for rehabilitation (183 days).

The 55-year-old suffered multiple fractures in his pelvis and strained his tendon and muscle during the Jan 17 incident.

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Andy Lau injured while filming in Thailand

  • 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 Jan 18, 2017.
  • 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.
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