Harrison Ford Injures Ankle On 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

Harrison Ford is already sporting an injury while filming 'Star Wars: Episode VII.'

The 71 year-old was left limping after a part of a spaceship fell on his ankle during shooting the next instalment of the sci-fi franchise on Thursday (June 12th).

Ford, who is reprising one of his most recognizable roles Han Solo, was injured in the U.K. when a hydraulic door, from the famed Millennium Falcon, fell on his foot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

After the incident, which occurred in Pinewood Studios, on the outskirts of London, the actor was airlifted to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.

"Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today," a spokesperson for Disney said in a statement. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care."

Ford initially received medical care at the studio by the on-set medics.

"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," a spokesperson from Lucasfilm also said in a statement. "Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Thames Valley Police confirmed to the BBC that a 71 year-old man was taken to hospital after being injured from a garage door.

"The man was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating," the spokesperson said.

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The other two original cast members, Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher, have joined Harrison to reprise their iconic characters in the J.J. Abrams-directed film.

Newer members of the cast include Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, 'Girls' actor Adam Driver, 'Lord of the Rings' star Andy Serkis and Swedish actor Max von Sydow.

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Other details are being kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that the plot will take place 30 years after 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.'

Ford injured his ankle on a spaceship


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