Robert De Niro is reportedly neglecting to take care of himself. Currently, he is recovering from an injury from the set of his latest movie. In addition to that, he is struggling with his divorce from Grace Hightower. Gossip columns suggest that the 77-year-old actor is “working like a dog” to keep up with his bills. Also that he is “essentially all alone”. Let’s see how true these claims are.
Robert De Niro – Broken And Lonely?
Tabloids are referring to De Niro as an “ailing and broken man” and a “lonely legend”. He was forced to fly home to New York from Oklahoma after suffering an excruciating muscle tear in his leg. This happened while filming Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon.
He is struggling with both the leg injury and his ongoing divorce from estranged wife. Additionally, De Niro’s lawyers claimed Hightower’s “extravagant lifestyle” drove the actor to take on as many acting jobs as he could to keep up with her demands. According to De Niro’s lawyers, he isn’t interested in retiring. Rather, he’d like to continue acting, but just at a more moderate pace than he’d been allegedly forced into.
“Mr. De Niro is 77 years old. And while he loves his craft, he should not be forced to work at this prodigious pace because he has to. When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney?”
The Legend Hasn’t Let Himself Go
To give titles as “broken man” and “lonely legend” is just wrong. De Niro is most certainly taking care of himself following his injury. Though it’s hard to know his reasoning for certain, it’s likely that De Niro returned to New York in order to be closer to his family as he recovers.
Robert De Niro has created a new Caribbean getaway 🏝 🍹
We all need to escape sometimes and if Miso Black Cod on a pristine beach sounds like a dream, then Nobu Barbuda is the one for you 🥢🍣 pic.twitter.com/AIGmNIb0D4
— NeverAWastedJourney (@NAW_journey) May 31, 2021
He certainly took a break from filming so he could focus on his recovery, so it would appear that he’s not “working like a dog” at the moment. The divorce has been far from harmonious. And despite his unfortunate injury, De Niro is most definitely not “broken”. Rumour mongers are clearly just taking advantage of the actor’s recent injuries to rehash his divorce drama.