Alan Tam Visits Andy Lau in the Hospital: “Don’t Make Him Laugh”
Currently hospitalized for multiple pelvic fractures and an injury to his lumbar vertebrae, Andy Lau (劉德華) will be bed-ridden for the next few weeks. For a safe and speedy recovery, Andy is forbidding hospital visits from even his close friends, so he can use the time wisely to rest.
The 55-year-old actor did, however, allow Alan Tam (譚詠麟) for a short visit. Alan, who just completed his concert with The Wynners (溫拿) in Macau, returned to Hong Kong on Sunday morning and met up with Andy that afternoon for a brief business meeting. A workaholic, not even hospitalization is stopping Andy from work!
Alan’s visit lasted 40 minutes. He stuck around briefly after his visit, to update the reporters on Andy’s current condition. The 66-year-old singer said he feels honored to be the first one to successfully visit Andy in his hospital room.
On the reason behind his visit, Alan said, “Andy and I recorded a song earlier. There were a few things that I wanted Andy’s opinion on, so I had to visit him in person.”
How is Andy’s current condition? Alan told the press not to worry. “He will deliver a statement himself tomorrow (January 23), so I will not talk about it now. Do not worry. He’s very alert and doing very well. He just needs more time to rest. He asked me to tell his friends and family to not visit him, so he can rest well. It is painful for him to talk or smile. He knows everyone is concerned, and he appreciates it.”
Was Andy lying down the entire time during their conversation? “Of course he was!” said Alan with a laugh. “You expect him to jump around? He is in pain though, so he would try not to give me too much of a reaction. He warned me not to make him laugh because it’ll hurt him. We only talked about our work.” (Is it true that Andy wants to get discharged by Chinese New Year?) “I really don’t know about that! But of course I want him to go back home! It’ll be easier for me to find him!”
On January 17, while filming a commercial in Thailand, Andy was thrown off his horse and was trampled on, fracturing his pelvis. He was flown back via air ambulance and was brought to the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital on the early morning of January 19. Sources say Andy’s pelvic fracture was serious, and he had to take painkillers to ease the pain. It has been hard for him to sleep. Sources say it would take at least three months for Andy’s fracture to complete heal, and he would have to go through intense physical therapy. Andy’s wife, Carol Chu (朱麗倩), has been by his side to care for him.
Though Andy has expressed his wish to go home for Chinese New Year, his doctors reportedly denied the request.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.