Robert De Niro is on the mend after suffering a serious leg injury on set.
De Niro, 77, hurt one of his quad muscles while filming Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon in Oklahoma.
“I tore my quad somehow … [It was] just a simple stepping over something and I just went down,” De Niro said in an interview with IndieWire. “The pain was excruciating and now I have to get it fixed. But it happens, especially when you get older; you have to be prepared for unexpected things.”
Luckily, the two-time Oscar winner clarified that his injury is “manageable”.
De Niro also went on to describe his role in the film as cattleman William Hale to be a “sedentary” one.
In his own words: “I don’t move around a lot, thank god. So we’ll manage.”
On Thursday, De Niro returned to New York to receive medical attention for his injury, according to People magazine.
A rep for the actor reportedly told the outlet that De Niro’s departure “will not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks”.
The western true crime film is being produced by AppleTV+ and is based on the nonfiction book written by journalist David Grann, which was originally published in 2017.
De Niro will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, 46, who is taking on the role of Ernest Burkhart, Hale’s nephew.
The movie is set in 1920s Oklahoma and will dive into the mysterious serial murders of oil-rich members of the Osage Nation – an event that sparked a “major FBI investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover,” according to IMDb.
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