The Hong Kong actor suffered a fractured spine after falling from a horse

A major road was closed in Hong Kong as Andy Lau arrived at a Hong Kong hospital to treat his spine injury.

The Internal Affairs actor was shooting an advert in a rural part of Thailand when he was thrown from the horse he was riding. According to the South China Morning post, the horse took fright, throwing Lau to the ground before stepping back onto the actor’s waist, fracturing his spine.

China’s Sing Tao Daily reports that Lau, 55, arrived at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in an ambulance at 1am on Thursday morning.

He was seen with scars on his forehead appearing dazed as he lay on the stretcher wearing a face mask and black cap. His body was covered with a blue blanket.

Lau was shooting an advert in Thailand for a drinks brand when the accident occurred. He was then flown back in a medical plane to Hong Kong to receive further diagnosis and treatment. The plan arrived at Chek Lap Kok International Airport at midnight on private tarmac.

Road closures were set up between the airport and the hospital from 830pm to allow for Lau’s transportation to the hospital.

Over a hundred journalists were waiting for Lau at the hospital when the ambulance arrived. Hospital staffed asked the journalists to allow space for the ambulance before thy could take Lau out of it on a stretcher and wheel him into the hospital.

Lau has been promoting his latest film, The Great Wall, which will be released in the west on 17 February. The actor recently said that winning awards was “not important” to him.