Harrison Ford Injured on the Set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Harrison Ford, who plays the iconic Han Solo character in the “Star Wars”  franchise, has been injured on the set of Disney and Lucasfilm’s seventh installment of the series.

According to Disney, the 71-year-old actor was hospitalized in London after sustaining a bad ankle injury during filming on Wednesday.

“He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care,” the statement assured.

Ford was shooting at Pinewood Studios in England when a hydraulic door reportedly fell down and hit him, possibly fracturing his ankle.

He was airlifted to a hospital shortly after the incident.

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Filming on the J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Wars: Episode VII” is expected to continue at Pinewood Studios as the actor recovers from his injury. It’s unclear when Ford will return to work on the film, which hits theaters Dec. 18, 2015.

Ford joins original “Star Wars” cast members Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in the film alongside newcomers John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.

 

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  1. Emma says:

    “Ford joins original “Star Wars” cast members Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in the film alongside newcomers John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver” —- Yeah, and the MAIN CHARACTER played by Daisy Ridley ………..

  2. shawnsshorts says:

    I love gray-whiskered Harrison Ford… exactly how I pictured him in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 2. http://wp.me/phhxW-45

  3. Johnson says:

    Did he go back for his fedora?

  4. George Lucas says:

    The door shot first.

  5. edEd Flick says:

    Hydraulic Failure. No Pressure. Bad lines. Lost oil. Oucha!

  6. Jeremy White Stout says:

    Eh, at least the radar dish stayed on.

  7. Pete Braun says:

    Get well soon, Harrison.

  8. Frankd says:

    JJ Abrams’s ego fell on his foot.

  9. Hump nothing Han Solo cant handle! Hang in there Indy!

  10. “Han, get up here!!” Get better Mr. Ford, a whole new generation is waiting to see the AMAZING Han Solo in action!! Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!! XOXOX

  11. labman57 says:

    Time for Han Solo to break out his Imperial Walker.

  12. impliedi says:

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

  13. occultology says:

    Bad Omen…

  14. Chewie says:

    RRRRRAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!

  15. Charles Samoylo says:

    Feel better..In our prayers.

  16. Kaila Towne says:

    Please get better! My thoughts are with you Han SOLO!! Star Wars would not be the same without you!

  17. Airlifted for a broken ankle??? Must be nice to be famous.

  18. stevenkovacs says:

    “LAUGH IT UP, FUZZBALLS!”

  19. rgold02 says:

    I pray He gets better soon!

  20. Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!

    • Dyan Devere says:

      That’s the one I was going to use! Open the blast doors…! Of course that was in the death star… :)

  21. Eli says:

    Awwwww it couldn’t have Happened to a better person! get well soon Harrison!!

  22. Malena says:

    I hope he recovers soon because at 71 he is still HOT!!! :D

  23. bonnie says:

    Stupid people with there comments about him being old if you were true fan from the beginning you would be waiting for them to cast originals and Ben was old and played a awesome part in original movie so if your not a fan why are you even reading this

  24. A.H.K says:

    He is kinda old. I mean wasn’t he 35 in 1977. Maybe spock can tell him what’s going to happen so yeah…I got a real bad feeling about this movie. why dont they just cancel it now?

  25. Doug Deaton says:

    Knowing Harrison’s no nonsense toughness and aviation prowess, it’s surprising he didn’t fly the helicopter that took him to the hospital!

  26. Dick Delson says:

    Harrison, just get better. Dick Delson

  27. Jason says:

    Time to POSTPONE Production

  28. Tracy says:

    I love Harrison Ford, but…did I really just read that he was airlifted to the hospital…for a broken ankle?

  29. Warren Peace says:

    To quote Vader: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  30. Scott Fielder says:

    That wouldn’t have happened if the doors in Star Wars made the thhhhhweeeeep sound like they do in Star Trek.

  31. Setxbubba says:

    AHH such a nice racist comment….shows intelligence……

    (NOT!)

  32. Setxbubba says:

    MORE than 30 years since he WAS Hans Solo….remember the last SW film Ford did was SW:VI, the Return of the Jedi…he was not in the other 3 prequels!!

  33. Tracy says:

    Monkeys are actually cute. I’m not really excited about it anymore.

  34. After the incident, while awaiting MediVac, Ford was reported to have said “I’ve got a really bad feeling about this”

  35. IG says:

    Maybe han solo should hang up his lightsaber and retire?

  36. Applecrow says:

    They fail to mention he was blinded by Lens Flare when he stumbled.

  37. Nicanor501st says:

    Put captain Solo in the cargo hold

  38. jschaubert says:

    There have been rumors that Han get’s killed off in this one.

  39. joshneedle says:

    it was an accident. not anybodys fault. nobody is an asshole here.

  40. Patricia Deal says:

    Get well fast. HARRISON FORD….YOU ARE THE GREATEST

  41. Ethan Willey says:

    I’ll take his place!(Kidding) get well my sky guy, and really sorry to hear about this right into filming. but at least I hear there’s some cool doors in this movie!

  42. Chris says:

    Airlifted to a hospital? For a broken ankle? Well there goes the tough-guy image.

  43. geekoftheweek says:

    Hope he gets better soon. We need Han Solo.

  44. Murray Clack says:

    Did he shoot FIRST?

  45. Michael says:

    O sure . Hope feeling. Better

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