Skip to comments.Harrison Ford Injured on the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set
Posted on 06/12/2014 1:17:54 PM PDT by Red Badger
Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. The actor injured his ankle on Thursday, and was taken to a local hospital.
"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," said a statement from Disney.
A source tells THR that the actor, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original franchise, was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. The spaceship looks to be making a return in the sequel.
Ford, 71, along with the rest of the cast of Disney and Lucasfilm's project, is currently shooting the hotly anticipated J.J. Abrams film in England.
Harrison Ford was airlifted to hospital today after injuring himself on the set of the latest Star Wars film.
The actor, 71, was filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when a hydraulic garage door fell and hit him.
Ford who is reprising his role as the buccaneering Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII was treated by medics after he fell to the ground and was stretchered onto a helicopter.
The air ambulance took him to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which has a trauma unit that specialises in fractures.
It is thought he fractured his ankle and is awaiting results of further tests to see if he suffered injuries to his chest.
It is not yet known how long the star will take to recover, although producers insisted shooting would continue as planned.
I wish him the best ... but come on. Who’s excited by the idea of a 71-year-old Han Solo?
A 71 year old Princess Leia.
I am. What’s wrong with being older? He’s still sexy.
a 57 year old Princess Leia?..............
Hold my beer...
egads. Maybe he tripped running away...
LOL! Are their characters grandparents in the movie?
I want one!
“Laugh it up, fuzzball!”
Star Wars Meets The Fokkers....
Looks like the force wasn’t with him!
My ideal man is 58 this year. (My husband is 52, but he gets a waiver because he’s my husband, and he keeps his hair really short for sports, so it’s almost like he’s bald.)
Harrison Ford hasn’t done much for me since I got out of my teens, but if you think he’s got it, that’s great.
ROFL ROFL GOOD ONE!!! In fact I would like to have that in the future. Does it come with a little basket?
I see some very fit old gentlemen at the gym, but it doesn’t mean they turn me on. I just admire them in a daughterly way, and thank them if they’re wearing their hats or shirts mentioning military service.
....became violently ill after reading the script....
These days, being in your sixties and seventies is not that old. I do get tired of jokes making fun of senior citizens or suggesting they’re not as capable or as good as younger people because they’ve lived longer. I’m an older personal fitness trainer (started at the age of 52) and I train all ages, but the people I’m the most proud of are my clients in their seventies who worked their way up from couch potato status to running 5Ks. This isn’t directed at you, by the way, Tax-chick, just tacking a comment onto the last post.
Have you seen her lately? She’s now Leia the Hut.
LOL, that’s perfect.
I know someone who would hit it, nevertheless.
I understand. I didn’t mean to imply that a man in his 70s couldn’t be appealing, just that I didn’t see Han Solo, the character, as an old man. (But I’ve had a terrible crush on Dick Cheney for about 20 years!)
I see some very impressive fitness among elderly people (I’m thinking of my parents’ age, 70s) at the county fitness center we use. I think your career is admirable, and you’re justifiably proud of your clients’ accomplishments, and so are they.
I wonder if the Millennium Falcon will be fitting with a Stair Chair and a walk in tub.
... but come on. Whos excited by the idea of a 71-year-old Han Solo?
Some men are ‘ageless’ in their appeal .... Sean Connery comes to mind as well.
Now that’s a good point. If he was playing Han Solo, that might work.
BTW, ditto on Dick Cheney. :-)
Maybe it'll come with a Hoveround..............
Thanks, Tax-Chick! I’m proud of them, too! I’ve trained everyone from an Olympic hopeful to an 85 year old woman. I was most proud of the 85 year old woman. :-D
There used to be a “Is it hot it here, or is it Cheney?” ping list, during the Bush administration. Lots of us were sighing over the Veep.
Did Harrison Ford blame this on Bush like Obama would?
Our gym has a good-sized staff. I regularly see them working with people recovering from cancer, elderly people who’ve newly taken up exercise, and others who are highly motivated and see great benefits. It’s a job where one can do a lot of good for people.
Eighty five year old fan chicks?
Oh, it’s so highly rewarding, I can’t tell you.
Why not? I’m fine with it
I have never figured out what it is about that man (DC), but whatever it is, he’s got it! Harrison Ford does his own stunts and I admire him for that .... he also flies a helicopter, was even involved in a mountain rescue a while back ... manly man for sure. Link: http://www.helis.com/news/2000/harrford.htm
Enquiring minds want to know!
I hadn’t really thought about this occupation, but it might be something to suggest to my more fitness-oriented children. One of my teenaged daughters gets along great with elderly people, and we’ve already talked about her taking Certified Nursing Assistant training as soon as she’s 16.
Fitness training might be another option, not all the years of school like a Physical Therapist, getting into the job much more quickly.
I’ve got nothing against Harrison Ford, but there’s no accounting for chemistry. Sean Connery, *Whoooooooo*, Harrison Ford, *shrug*.
LOL I had the exact same thought!