Harrison Ford was airlifted to hospital today after injuring himself on his own character’s Millennium Falcon spaceship on the set of the latest Star Wars film.
Ford was filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when the hydraulic door of a spaceship prop fell on him crushing him. It’s believed that the door was part of the Millennium Falcon.
It was recently revealed that the spacecraft would be part of Star Wars: Episode VII, where Ford is repeating his role as the buccaneering Han Solo.
Ford was taken into the care of EMT’s after he fell to the ground and was transferred onto a helicopter. The helicopter took him to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
So far details are that he fractured his ankle and is awaiting results of other 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.