De Niro, 77, injured one of his quads while filming Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” in Oklahoma.
“I ripped my quad somehow … [It was] just a simple step on something and I just stumbled, ”De Niro said in an interview with IndieWire. “The pain was excruciating and now I have to fix it. But it does happen, especially as you get older, you have to prepare for unexpected things. “
Fortunately, the two-time Oscar winner made it clear that his injury was “manageable.”
De Niro also described his role in the breeder William Hale film as “sedentary”.
In his own words: “I don’t move much, thank goodness. So we’re going to get out of it.
On Thursday, De Niro returned to New York to receive medical treatment for his injury, People magazine reports.
A representative for the actor reportedly told the outlet that De Niro’s departure “will not affect production as there were no plans to film again for three weeks. “
The True Western Crime Movie is produced by AppleTV + and is based on the non-fiction book written by journalist David Grann, which was originally published in 2017.
De Niro will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, 46, who takes on the role of Ernest Burkhart – Hale’s nephew.
The film is set in 1920s Oklahoma and will delve 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.