June 12, 2014

Harrison Ford is airlifted to hospital: foot crushed on Star Wars set

The 71-year-old Hollywood star was at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire when a hydraulic door fell down and hit him as he began work on Star Wars: Episode VII.

A source on set said Ford, known around the world as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy, collided with the metal door while he was performing a stunt for the sci-fi film.
The actor, who also played Indiana Jones, fell to the ground in agony and after medics assessed him on the M Stage at the studios close to spaceship the Millennium Falcon, he was taken by stretcher onto a helicopter for further treatment.

Reports claim Ford was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon.
The actor was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford with a suspected fracture in his ankle. It is understood he has no major chest injuries but is awaiting results of further tests.

A statement from Disney reads: “Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”

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