The afternoon of Sunday, September 18 Eugenio Derbez reappeared in their social networks through a video in which he is seen lying on a bed, with a sling on his arm. The actor detailed how was your accident and the recovery process.
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From the beginning of the video, Derbez is accompanied by his wife, Alessandra Rosaldo, who makes sure that the recording is done properly. For his part, the comedian showed grateful for the signs of affection and concern received from fans, media, friends and family.
“I am really very happy for the number of people who spoke to me and the signs of affection that I have nothing to thank them for. I am truly moved,” Derbez said quietly.
Eugenio Derbez explained that after the accident and the operations to which he was subjected, he was sedated and remained “practically two and a half weeks asleep”this because the pains were very strong.
How was Eugenio Derbez’s accident?
The Mexican actor explained that, due to the commitments derived from the film CODA (2021) and other activities in his career, 2022 was a year of various occupations for him. So, at times, he said he felt “a little choked.”
In this context, one day before returning home to Georgia (USA), his son Vadhir invited him to play with a virtual reality headset.
“My son put the visor on me…. what I was seeing and what I was registering did not coincide with my surroundings, and, wanting to react, I did not react to what was on the side, but to what I was seeing, and I don’t know what I saw, the feet… I stumbled and went to take some steps that were there. The fact is that I fell with all my weight on some steps…”.
Derbez said that, due to that fall, he hit his elbow, which took the player out of his place. humerus bone (the one with the arm). “And on the way to him (the bone) he broke everything that was there.” The comedian assured that he heard the sound “like dry branches”. He immediately knew that it was “a very serious multiple fracture”.
Before passing out from the intense pain, Derbez asked to be taken to a hospital as soon as possible.
According to Derbez, health workers with whom he had contact explained to him that accidents related to virtual reality games are very common.
At the hospital
Once in the hospital, the health personnel adjusted Derbez’s arm. During the procedure, the actor screamed “like crazy because he couldn’t stand the pain.”
Due to the nature of the injury, he had a dislocated arm for a week.
The specialist doctor explained to Derbez that, before undergoing surgery, it was necessary to attend to the multiple fractures he suffered: “five large ones and several small ones,” the actor specified in the video.
recovery from injury it will take a long time, “between six months and a year”. “It is what it is,” Derbez said with resignation.
Derbez and Rosaldo calculated that the injured actor was placed between 14 and 20 screws in the bone
The actor announced that he will move away from the networks and media a bit to focus on his recovery.
“I hope to be back soon in some way,” Derbez said.