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Andy admitted that the time when he could leave the bed it was an anxious moment, but he is never worried that he cannot stand up again, "I always have the confidence, everyone don't worry for me I have done a lot of good deeds. "
He said he will not because of this injury change his work attitude or plan, he self ridiculed, "How hard I did shooting never have problem, filming a commercial I had a fall, what more is there to think so much about?"
After 3 weeks stay in hospital, doctors suggested hydrotherapy, and told him he has to train till he is able to walk a 18-steps of stairs. So everyday he walked 1 1/2 hr of stairs, held dumbbells to squat 1 1/2 hours, as he hopes he can carry his daughter again. In the 3 months in hospital, hes only worried was putting on weight, so he was very careful with diet, he quipped, "Now I am still a little fat!"
At the moment he said is about 95% recovered. The nerve root problem may take 1 to 2 years to be fully recovered. He still go for physiotherapy, from Sept onwards there will be new set of therapy.
On concert this year, it has been postponed to may be end of next year.
It was saud Andy came via p rivate jet and entered Taipei via secret passage. In the Mandarin Oriental that he is staying, he also walked p rivate passage. Fans & reporters all unable to see him.
ANDY IS BACK!
On Aug 10, Andy together with Stephen Fung, Tony Yang was in Taipei for the promo activity of The Adventurers, it was the first time he made public appearance, fans screamed on seeing him.
In this movie, he challenged himself all the difficult stunts, he said humorously,
"Actually after training again and again, there is really no difficulties, during filming what to practise what to prepare were all made known to us. The scenes on wire are all very safe, only when I tried to be playful I injured myself, I hit myself when I tried to shake while I was being hung high up. "
On his collaboration with Jean Reno, he said it was unbelievable that one day he could act opposite a star that he always watched on TV during his younger days.
ANDY IN TAIPEI: I AM REALLY BACK!
Andy was in Taipei together with the team for promo activities.
As usual, he was in good spirit and greeted Taiwan media warmly.
He said during this period of time, he has made everyone worried so much, though doctors advised him not to attend public activities, worried about his injury, but to him, he really wish to take a walk, to tell all, " I am really back! Really I am no difference from before."
At the same time he clarified that during this period of time, he has never left HK, news about him going to Nepal for prayer, or he lost too much weight are all not true. He has been taking lots of rest everyday, under the love and concern from all he has a blissful time.
Stephen Fung had 2 days ago in his blog thanking Andy. The original actor withdrew from the set at the very last minute as he was injured. Stephen was so worried that his hair turned grey overnight!
Andy came to his rescue, just 10 days before camera rolled, he join the set to play the lead role.
The reporter asked Stephen if he had changed the script such as less high risk action scenes, Stephen pointed out that Andy is a very courageous person, he specially said that he would do all the action scenes himself & he had done his part well.
Being able to get Jean Reno & Andy to join the set, Stephen said that he tried his best to reach his expectation, added that the scene he liked the most is the one when Andy & Reno both pointing guns at each other. This scene was added in as chance was hard to come by & he was looking forward to seeing this scene, he hope the audience will like it too.
The Adventurers, directed by Stephen Fung, held its first premiere in BJ on Aug 8.
Andy, one of the main leads, made his public appearance, & was made last to be on the stage. He greeted the audience, said, “I had been a worry for you all for the last half a year, now I am back to myself, now I can talk and laugh, hop & jump!”
Director Stephen & all other leads leads including Shu Qi, Zhang Jungchu, Tony Yang, Jean Reno, Yi Sha were present.
The movie is for release Aug 11.
With background music of 'Water to Forget', admist screams of fans, Andy finally appeared. Within seconds he walked from the door to the stage, be it in walking or climbing stairs, he seemed light and smooth in stride, there was no sign of residual damage done.
A day earlier at the interview, he however came with a walking stick.
A the conference, he appeared to be in top form, he was agile, first he went to the side of the stage to examine the precious stones, then he stood up to enact a scene from the movie, pointing guns at each other with Jean Reno.
ANDY: THE GREATEST THING I REAP DURING RECOVERY IS MY FAMILY
At the interview, Andy talked on the half-year of recovery period, he said he is actually an easy-going person, after the injury, he just pushed back his work, said,
“ But one cannot be just sitting there doing nothing. During this period I did not stop, everyday I am exercising for my tomorrow. It is a part of my life zigzag puzzle. Movie is part of my life, I also have my family, my own life, actually I quite enjoy the time, this period I enjoyed myself a lot. Now that I am back to work, I enjoy too. “
Will he appear in 'Star Paternity' show, he answered,
"I cannot say there is no possibility, but I have no such plan, it is difficult to say. My life is my life, movie is movie. “ He added he likes to watch the show, but he dislikes to be watched.