Harrison Ford Sent To Hospital; Crushed By Millennium Falcon

June 12, 20140 Comments

Mirror reports that Harrison Ford (Han Solo) was injured at Pinewood Studios when a hydraulic door belonging to the Millennium Falcon fell down on him during the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII.

“The Han Solo actor 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.” Ford was apparently airlifted to an Oxford hospital, where he’s currently admitted.

Disney also released an official statement on the incident: “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.”

As he was being treated, movie bosses began ­hurriedly rescheduling shoots in case Ford can’t return soon. The source said: “Harrison was hit by the door and looked in a bad way and was clutching his chest when he was on the stretcher.”

“He is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and no chances were being taken so he got into a helicopter and was taken away in a lot of pain. His foot was damaged too.” He is currently in the hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

“The cast and crew were sent home for the day, even though it was 5pm and the beginning of a night shoot. Harrison’s injury and what happened is going to mean changes to the schedule and problems and issues that need to be solved.”

Sad news, but hopefully Ford will make a speedy recovery. It’s ironic that Ford has been sour about playing Han Solo again for years, and then gets injured by the Millennium Falcon…

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker all star.

Star Wars Episode VII is directed by J.J. Abrams and will hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.

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