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Daniel Day-Lewis breaks arm in motorbike accident - report

Daniel Day-Lewis was pictured looking unwell on Wednesday (06Sep17).

Daniel Day-Lewis has reportedly broken his arm in a recent motorcycle accident.

The There Will Be Blood actor reportedly sparked concern for his wellbeing from bystanders who spotted him looking unwell and wincing in pain as he walked the streets of New York on Wednesday (06Sep17).

In the pictures, the 60-year-old, who currently has a shaved head, is sporting a plaster cast on his left arm and appears to have recently left hospital as he is still wearing an ID bracelet around his right wrist and a cotton ball and tape on the back of his right hand, seemingly where an IV had been attached. He was also wearing a crumpled lilac T-shirt and black and white striped pyjama-style trousers.

Sources have told New York Post gossip column Page Six that the Oscar-winning star was involved in a collision while riding his motorcycle and the accident "wasn't his fault".

"He was in a motorbike accident and broke his arm," the insider said. "But he's fine, and no one else was hurt. He was well-protected - he was wearing a helmet. But it was a bummer."

It is the first time the My Left Foot star has been pictured in public since his representative announced his retirement from acting in June.

"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," his spokesperson Leslee Dart told Variety. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years."

"This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject," she added.

Daniel, who has not starred in a movie since his Oscar-winning turn in 2012's Lincoln, has completed his last film titled Phantom Thread. In the film, which is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, he stars as a fashion designer who is commissioned to create clothes for members of high society and the royal family. It is set for release at Christmas.

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