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Harrison Ford injured on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' set, rushed to hospital

By Daniel S Levine,

Harrison Ford was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after being injured on the London set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Disney confirmed that Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming in a statement to TheWrap and The Hollywood Reporter.

“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, the statement reads. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”

TheWrap does note that Disney does have an insurance policy on Ford, who is now 71-years-old, but is still reprising his famous Han Solo character. A THR source said that he was injured by a door on the Millenium Falcon set.

Ford is a member of the original Star Wars trio that is reprising their roles from the films made over 30 years ago, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are also back in the franchise.

New members of the cast include Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis.

J.J. Abrams is directing and co-write the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan. The film is set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

image courtesy of INFphoto.com

 
 

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