HONG KONG, June 8 — Veteran Hong Kong actor Patrick Tse has fractured a rib in a four-vehicle pile-up in Shenzhen, Singapore’s Straits Times reported, citing reports out of Hong Kong today.
The 79-year-old is said to be resting after returning to Hong Kong for treatment.
The Straits Times said that the accident happened on an unspecified date in wet conditions in the southern Chinese city.
It is understood that Tse was en route to the set of the TVB reboot of his classic series The Shell Game at the time of the crash.
The newspaper quoted him as telling Apple Daily that the driver of the car that he was travelling in braked suddenly to avoid a truck that had cut in front of them.
“My driver was anxious to avoid it. Three cars behind couldn’t stop in time, hit us and it became a four-vehicle collision. Mainlanders really drive any old how,” he said.
He added that he was asleep at the time, and was thrown from his seat because he was not wearing a seat belt.
“I thought I was fine. Went into the studio, started working, shot two scenes, but my ribs began to hurt,” he elaborated to Apple Daily.
Initially, Tse was given the all-clear at the hospital, but a second scan revealed that he had cracked a rib.
“They photographed only my right ribs, not the left side, and it was a rib on the left that had cracked,” he was quoted as saying.
Tse has been a part of the Hong Kong entertainment scene for almost 65 years. He was previously married to screen legend, Deborah Lee. The couple have two children together: Nicholas and Jennifer, both of whom have also made a name for themselves as entertainers.