Harrison Ford was airlifted to a hospital Thursday after suffering an injury while filming “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
A statement from Disney said the 71-year-old actor injured his ankle on the film’s Pinewood Studios set in Buckinghamshire, England.
“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,'” the statement said. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”
Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo in the 30-year follow-up to “Return of the Jedi,” along with fellow original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.
The Hollywood Reporter reports Ford sustained the injury when the door of the Millennium Falcon — Solo’s legendary starship (which is ironically notorious for its unreliability in the films) — malfunctioned and fell on his ankle.
A spokesman for the Thames Valley Police, which responded to the call, gave the Mirror a slightly different explanation.
“We were called to Pinewood studios at 5:05 p.m. after reports of a 71-year-old man being injured by a garage door.”