Harrison Ford broke his leg during an on-set accident while filming the new Star Wars movie in Oxford last week, it has emerged.
The 71-year-old was originally thought to have damaged his ankle during the incident at Pinewood Studios a week ago, when he was airlifted to hospital from the set.
Ford's publicist said he is 'doing well' after surgery on his left leg and he is looking forward to returning to work on the film.
"Harrison Ford's left leg was broken in an accident," his publicist said. "His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."
Ford, who played Solo in the original trilogy of films, has been in the UK working on Episode VII of the series with director JJ Abrams.
The movie is set to be released in December next year.
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.
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."
Harrison Ford said he has been in talks with director Ridley Scott about appearing in a sequel to cult classic Blade Runner.
During a visit to London, Ford told entertainment website IGN.com: "Yes, we've been chatting about it."
"I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage again with him in the further telling of this story."
Ford played Rick Deckard in the 1982 sci-fi thriller, which was based on short story Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Last year it was revealed Scott was keen to develop a sequel with a female protagonist, but there was no indication as to whether Ford would be involved in the project.