Harrison Ford injured during Star Wars filming

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford has broken his ankle after an incident reportedly involving a garage door.

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Harrison Ford 'breaks ankle' during Star Wars filming

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star was airlifted to hospital. Credit: Domine-Wyters/ABACA

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford has broken his ankle during filiming of the new Star Wars film, according to reports.

The BBC claims that the 71-year-old sustained the injury after a garage door fell on him while on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Ford, who plays Hans Solo, was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment yesterday.

A spokesman for Thames Valley police said: "We were called just after 5pm to reports of a 71-year-old man being injured in an incident believed to involve a garage door."

Disney, which now owns the Star Wars franchise, says filming will continue while Ford recuperates.

Harrison Ford injured on set of new Star Wars film

Harrison Ford, posing last year at Hollywood Film Awards Gala, has been injured on Star Wars set. Credit: Reuters

Actor Harrison Ford has been taken to hospital in Oxford after hurting himself on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, a Disney spokesman said.

The Hollywood star, reprising his role as Han Solo in a Disney reboot of the Star Wars franchise being shot at London's Pinewood Studios, is said to have hurt his ankle.

The 71-year-old was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon spaceship, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4.24pm to Pinewood to reports of a 71-year-old male who had sustained an injury to his ankle from a door that had fallen."


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