Harrison Ford injured on set of Star Wars: Episode VII
Story by Jack Foley
HARRISON Ford has injured himself on the set of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
A statement from Disney was issued on Thursday (June 12, 2014) to confirm that the actor had received a knock that required treatment at a nearby hospital.
“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII,” it read. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”
According to sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, the injury took place while the actor was boarding the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft piloted by his character Han Solo. If correct, it would mean that early rumours surrounding the return of the Falcon are correct.
Ford, 71, is currently shooting the hotly anticipated film in England along with co-stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, as well as former colleagues Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.