Harrison Ford’s on set injuries “could have taken a tragic turn”.
The 71-year-old actor is currently reprising his legendary role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII, which is now filming.
He injured his ankle while shooting a scene, and according to a purported eyewitness, Harrison was lucky to have escaped the accident alive.
“He was filming a scene and part of the set — a hydraulic door — collapsed. It crushed his leg. He was in serious pain,” the insider recalled to UK newspaper The Sun.
“If it had hit his head, things could have taken a tragic turn.”
The door which allegedly caused his injuries is rumored to be part of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft his character pilots.
Apparently cast and crew were stunned anything like this could have occurred, especially to an iconic actor like Harrison.
“Everyone was shocked — nobody could believe something like this happening,” the source detailed.
“He was rushed to hospital in an air ambulance because nobody wanted to take any chances. He’s one of the movie’s biggest stars.”
A Disney spokesperson confirmed on Thursday Harrison was indeed wounded, but the rep didn’t provide further details about how he got hurt.
The spokesman also assured fans production is not expected to be interrupted.
“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. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates,” the rep told The Hollywood Reporter.
J.J. Abrams is helming the highly-anticipated installment of the Star Wars franchise, which will reportedly be set 30 years after 1983 blockbuster Return of the Jedi.
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