Harrison Ford Crushed by Millennium Falcon
The 71-year-old actor who plays Han Solo was injured today on J.J. Abrams's "Star Wars" set in Buckinghamshire, UK.
He was hit by a falling hydraulic door on the set of Star Wars VII at Pinewood Studios. According to the hollywood reporter, this door belongs to the Millennium Falcon. Oh, the irony.
Credit: 20th Century Fox
He was immediately lifted onto a stretcher, and then into a helicopter-ambulance en route to the closest hospital. He is now receiving further treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Despite the sensationalist headlines popping up around news sites all over the world, Harrison's accident absolutely did not result in any major chest issues. Phew! Doctors say that his ankle took the hit— but he seems to have nothing more than a simple ankle fracture— an injury that should heal relatively quickly.
We still don't know when Ford will be able to return to the set, but a Disney spokesperson assured us that "shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."
Perhaps the only other worry would be of a financial nature. Technically, Ford could sue the studio, which would kill production of the film, or at least postpone it. We're keeping our fingers crossed that he won't, but considering that there have been no reports to suggest that he would be inclined to do so, it seems unlikely.