Actor Robert De Niro, who recently suffered a leg injury on the set of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon in Oklahoma, updated fans on his condition, saying the “pain was intense.” According to People magazine, despite the “excruciating” discomfort, the two-time Academy Award winner insists the show must go on.
Robert provided an update on his recovery, saying, “Somehow, I tore my quad. It was just a simple case of stepping over something and falling. The pain was unbearable, and now I have to repair it. But it does happen, particularly as you get older, and you must be prepared for the unexpected. It is, however, manageable.”
Leg Injury Update
The actor also stated that the injury would have little impact on his character of cattleman William Hale. “In a way, what I’m doing with Scorsese in Killers of the Flower Moon is like playing a sedentary character. Thank God, I don’t walk around much. So we’ll make do. All I have to do now is complete the operation and hold it straight in a certain place while it heals “Robert went on to say.
Robert flew back to New York City on Thursday to seek medical attention. According to a spokeswoman for the star, production was not postponed because he was already expected to leave that day, taking a two-week break from shooting.
Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the same-named David Grann novel and is set in 1920s Oklahoma. It depicts the serial murders of the oil-rich Osage Nation, which became known as the Reign of Terror. According to People Magazine, Robert plays his nephew Ernest Burkhart opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. The Apple film will be released later this year.