Robert De Niro updates fans on the leg injury he suffered on set: 'The pain was excruciating'

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“I tore my quad somehow… [It was] just a simple stepping over something and I just went down,” De Niro said in an interview with IndieWire. “The pain was excruciating and now I have to get it fixed. But it happens, especially when you get older, you have to be prepared for unexpected things.”

Luckily, the two-time Oscar winner clarified that his injury is “manageable.”

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De Niro also went on to describe his role in the film as cattleman William Hale to be a “sedentary” one.

In his own words: “I don’t move around a lot, thank god. So we’ll manage.”

Robert De Niro reportedly injured his quad muscle while he was filming "Killers of the Flower Moon" in Oklahoma. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Robert De Niro reportedly injured his quad muscle while he was filming "Killers of the Flower Moon" in Oklahoma. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

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On Thursday, De Niro returned to New York City to receive medical attention for his injury, People magazine reports.

A rep for the actor reportedly told the outlet that De Niro’s departure “will not affect production as he was not scheduled to film again for another three weeks.”

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The western true crime film is being 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 is taking on the role of Ernest Burkhart – the nephew of Hale.

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The movie is set in 1920s Oklahoma and will dive into the mysterious serial murders of oil-rich members of the Osage Nation – an event that sparked a “major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover,” according to IMDb.

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