More than a week after his serious motorcycle accident, Mathieu Kassovitz made a second video on his state of health from his hospital bed. The director of La Haine shared a video on his Instagram account on Sunday September 10 where he reveals the circumstances of his fall and the extent of his injuries.
The accident occurred on September 3. Mathieu Kassovitz was following a driving improvement course at the Linas-Monthléry autodrome (Essonne). “We had a great driving session. At the end of the day, the school director wanted to do a baptism with my daughter (Carmen, born in 2002, editor's note). He asked me to go ahead on the circuit. I said to myself I have to push, act a bit like a superhero for my daughter and then I headed straight into the safety railing. Fortunately only the legs were affected, reported the actor from the Legends Office. I’m an idiot, I’m a bad biker.”
The French filmmaker subsequently described the state of his leg, which was very affected by his fall. Kassovitz shows in his video his injuries and the titanium pins that were placed in his femur and ankle. “The doctor who received me was sure he was going to amputate me. I took a huge slap. My ankle was destroyed, in tuna pieces, the technical term. I think I will walk again in 6 months,” he assures. The filmmaker also specifies that this accident, which occurred in the presence of his children, “brought his family together”.
Moved, the actor thanked his community. “Your reaction upset me,” he continues, referring to the numerous messages of support received. I'm 56, maybe I need to stop being an asshole. And I realize that there are people who love me. It connected me with you. This is a gift of life, which is priceless. Damn guys, live, do stupid things, get out of your way, not for long. You have to live strong. Pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes. Learn to take risks.”
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In his video, Kassovitz did not fail to provide his support to the Moroccans, victims of a deadly earthquake on the night of September 8 to 9. The director subsequently paid tribute to the French hospital and its staff. “French hospitals, it’s incredible what’s happening there. We take care of you, we take you by the hand, we accompany you. They are paid very little for what they give. But it is a French pride. We know why we pay our taxes,” he said.