Daniel Day-Lewis Gets In Motorcycle Accident (Photos)

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Daniel Day-Lewis was spotted for the first time in public since announcing his retirement from acting, and it appears he has broken his arm.

Lewis was photographed by paparazzi hobbling toward his home in New York City on Sept. 6, Page Six reported. He was wincing in pain, had a shaved head and was wearing an arm cast.

Lewis also had what appeared to be a hospital bracelet on his wrist, and a cotton ball and tape from an IV. The Academy Award-winning actor reportedly broke his arm in a motorcycle accident, according to sources close to the film industry.

Bystanders appeared to be worried about Lewis as he hobbled down the street.

“He was in a motorbike accident and broke his arm. But he’s fine, and no one else was hurt," a film insider told Page Six. "He was well-protected -- he was wearing a helmet. But it was a bummer.”

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The unnamed source added that the motorcycle accident was not Lewis' fault.

Lewis announced his retirement from acting in June. His spokesperson, Leslee Dart, issued a statement to Variety.

"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," Dart said in the statement. "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."

Before announcing the end of his acting career, Lewis received several awards. He won three Oscars for "best actor in a leading role" for his performances in "Lincoln," "There Will Be Blood" and "My Left Foot." The accomplished actor also won two Golden Globes for "Lincoln" and "There Will Be Blood."

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The method actor was known for taking his craft very seriously. He was praised for his versatility and shape-shifting acting.

Lewis once learned Czech to play a philandering doctor in the film "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." He said he listened to songs from rap superstar Eminem to channel rage in "Gangs of New York," and even confined himself to a wheelchair for "My Left Foot," a film in which he played a man with cerebral palsy.

Lewis made his onscreen debut at the young age of 14 in the 1971 film "Sunday, Bloody Sunday." His breakthrough performances came in 1985 with “My Beautiful Laundrette” and “A Room With a View."

Lewis is married to writer and director Rebecca Miller. They have three children.

Sources: Page Six, Variety / Featured Image: Jaguar MENA/Flickr / Embedded Images: Splash News via Page Six

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