In an accident with his wheelchair: Ottfried Fischer loses his little finger

In an accident with his wheelchair
Ottfried Fischer loses little finger

Ottfried Fischer, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, claims to get along “well” with his wheelchair. But after an accident with him recently, his finger is only hanging on a rag. In an interview, the cabaret artist and actor describes how it came about.

TV star Ottfried Fischer considers his wheelchair a “blessing”, but he has also had an accident with consequences. The cabaret artist and actor told the “Bild” newspaper about the wheelchair: “If you can’t walk properly like I do, there’s no other way. It’s bulky, but I can get along well. Unfortunately, it cost me a little finger .”

Fischer receives support from his long-term partner and now wife Simone.

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In Passau he “thundered up an alley in a sporty manner and scraped along a wall”. The little finger was in between, the 69-year-old explained to the newspaper: “Only hung on a rag. It didn’t bleed, didn’t hurt. In the hospital they then said it’s better to take it off than sew it on.” The 69-year-old added in the “Bild” interview: “I could do without the three centimeters! Otherwise I would have had to wear a bandage for weeks.”

Second more complicated injury

In the middle of the year, the actor, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, had already torn his thigh tendon when he got stuck on a step and fell. He is now in a rehabilitation center up to five times a week. “They usually look after Olympic champions. That’s good for me. I do more sport than I used to.”

He gets support from his wife Simone. The two got married in June 2020 after 13 years of relationship. Ottfried Fischer was already known as a cabaret artist and actor in the 80s, he was seen in “Irgendwie und Sowieso”, “Der Bulle von Tölz” or “Pfarrer Braun”. He also presented the cabaret show “Ottis Schlachthof” until 2012. In 2008, Fischer announced that he had Parkinson’s disease.

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