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Harrison Ford Injured on the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11:35 AM PDT 6/12/2014 | by Rebecca Ford

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.


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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.

1 posted on 06/12/2014 1:17:54 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I wish him the best ... but come on. Who’s excited by the idea of a 71-year-old Han Solo?


2 posted on 06/12/2014 1:19:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Red Badger
What, he tripped over his walker?
3 posted on 06/12/2014 1:19:55 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Tax-chick

A 71 year old Princess Leia.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Tax-chick

I am. What’s wrong with being older? He’s still sexy.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 1:21:43 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: TADSLOS

ROFL! Nice!


6 posted on 06/12/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Tax-chick

a 57 year old Princess Leia?..............

7 posted on 06/12/2014 1:22:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: dblshot

8 posted on 06/12/2014 1:22:53 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Red Badger
Watch this!

Hold my beer...


9 posted on 06/12/2014 1:22:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tax-chick
I've met some 70 year old plus people in remarkably good shape. One was my 2nd base teammate on a senior softball team. The average age of the rest of us was around 50.
10 posted on 06/12/2014 1:23:15 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Badger

egads. Maybe he tripped running away...


11 posted on 06/12/2014 1:23:17 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LMAO.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 1:23:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS; Red Badger

LOL! Are their characters grandparents in the movie?


13 posted on 06/12/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I want one!


14 posted on 06/12/2014 1:24:44 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: dblshot

“Laugh it up, fuzzball!”


15 posted on 06/12/2014 1:24:56 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Tax-chick

Star Wars Meets The Fokkers....


16 posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:04 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Red Badger
The old hydraulic door torture, eh?


17 posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red Badger
I guess they need to break out the carbonite...if the EPA hasn't already banned it.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:32 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Tijeras_Slim

roflmao


19 posted on 06/12/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like the force wasn’t with him!


20 posted on 06/12/2014 1:27:00 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: freepertoo

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.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 1:28:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: TADSLOS
A 71 year old Princess Leia.

(((Shiver)))...

22 posted on 06/12/2014 1:28:41 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

ROFL ROFL GOOD ONE!!! In fact I would like to have that in the future. Does it come with a little basket?


23 posted on 06/12/2014 1:28:54 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 1:30:23 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Red Badger

....became violently ill after reading the script....


25 posted on 06/12/2014 1:31:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL !!!!


26 posted on 06/12/2014 1:33:56 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 1:34:53 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: TADSLOS

Have you seen her lately? She’s now Leia the Hut.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 1:34:54 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL, that’s perfect.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I know someone who would hit it, nevertheless.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 1:37:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: freepertoo

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.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 1:39:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if the Millennium Falcon will be fitting with a Stair Chair and a walk in tub.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 1:40:34 PM PDT by Bucky14 (And I would have gotten away with it too, if not for you meddling kids!)
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To: Tax-chick

... but come on. Who’s excited by the idea of a 71-year-old Han Solo?

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Some men are ‘ageless’ in their appeal .... Sean Connery comes to mind as well.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 1:42:52 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: Qiviut

Now that’s a good point. If he was playing Han Solo, that might work.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 1:43:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Tax-chick

BTW, ditto on Dick Cheney. :-)


35 posted on 06/12/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: Bucky14

Maybe it'll come with a Hoveround..............

36 posted on 06/12/2014 1:45:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Tax-chick

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


37 posted on 06/12/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Qiviut

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.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Qiviut

Agreed!!!


39 posted on 06/12/2014 1:47:09 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo

Did Harrison Ford blame this on Bush like Obama would?


40 posted on 06/12/2014 1:48:34 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: freepertoo

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.


41 posted on 06/12/2014 1:48:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Tax-chick
I wish him the best ... but come on. Who’s excited by the idea of a 71-year-old Han Solo?

Eighty five year old fan chicks?

42 posted on 06/12/2014 1:49:57 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tax-chick

Oh, it’s so highly rewarding, I can’t tell you.


43 posted on 06/12/2014 1:50:13 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Tax-chick

Why not? I’m fine with it


44 posted on 06/12/2014 1:52:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Tax-chick

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


45 posted on 06/12/2014 1:52:36 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: A CA Guy

Enquiring minds want to know!


46 posted on 06/12/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo

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.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 1:54:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: Qiviut

I’ve got nothing against Harrison Ford, but there’s no accounting for chemistry. Sean Connery, *Whoooooooo*, Harrison Ford, *shrug*.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 1:56:00 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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To: dblshot

LOL I had the exact same thought!


49 posted on 06/12/2014 1:56:20 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Article 5 convention.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

excellent!


50 posted on 06/12/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT by digger48
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