Harrison Ford Injured While Filming New Star Wars

The 71-year-old star was injured after a hydraulic door from the famous Millennium Falcon fell on him while working on Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire.

Ford, who plays Han Solo in the Sci-fi saga, collapsed on the floor in agony and was stretchered to an air ambulance helicopter.

The Indiana Jones actor was flown to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford and it was said he had broken his ankle.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “We were called to Pinewood studies at 5.05pm after reports of a 71-year-old man being injured by a garage door.”

There are now fears the film’s schedule could be thrown into chaos by the actor’s injuries, leading to a significant delay in the film’s production. It is currently slated for a December 2015 release.

A spokesman for the film said: “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.”

The highly anticipated film will see Ford reunited with his original co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher who play Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

Filming began in May on the seventh movie in the iconic series.

*originally published by The Daily Star

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