It was a shock for many when he wished the Springboks well before their game against New Zealand’s All Blacks from a hospital bed. Veteran comedian Leon Schuster (72) was hospitalised after a back operation. The Vereeniging born filmmaker has since been discharged and is back home.
On Tuesday, he told his supporters that he was discharged and is recovering. “I just want to say thank you again for your heartfelt support! I’ve been discharged and back home after three weeks,” he says. “What a blissful feeling! My new ‘song’ the Bokmasjien runs well and please let me know if you have listened. When I hear him, I just want to jump up and dance but then I break my back, my knees, my ankles, and all kinds of stuff like my feet. So I’m lying and waiting impatiently for eight weeks to pass before I can hopefully do a stint with Michael Jackson. In the meantime, I wish you the Lord’s blessing and prosperity! And thank you, a thousand times thank you,” he wrote.
Recently, Leon was reported to have been hospitalised following back surgery in August at a hospital in Tshwane. It was reported Leon hurt his back while filming Mr Bones 3: Son of Bones. In a video confirming the injury, in the hospital, Leon said, “I’m lying here in my hospital bed, but I feel good today because tonight this massive game is happening. And I think what the Boks really need is to know that you stand behind them. Even if you don’t agree with everything Jacques Nienaber [Springbok coach] is doing. Forget about that, what matters now is the winning factor.”