March 28, 2017  

Harrison Ford Spotted in Wheelchair After 'Star Wars' Accident

June 22, 2014 (4:44 pm) GMT
The Han Solo depicter is pictured preparing to head back to the U.S. wearing a cast on his leg and sitting in a wheelchair.
Harrison Ford

The first picture of after he got injured on the filming location of "Star Wars Episode VII" has emerged online. The 71-year-old actor is seen sporting a cast on one of his legs and being pushed in a wheelchair by an aide while preparing to leave the U.K.

Ford was airlifted from Pinewood Studios to a hospital in Oxford after a hydraulic door to Millennium Falcon allegedly fell on him. He broke his left leg and later underwent surgery. He is now heading home to begin rehabilitation and will take a break for at least two months for recovery.

The actor is reprising his iconic role as Han Solo in the new installation of "Star Wars" movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Slated for a December 18, 2015 release, the movie is also being shot in Abu Dhabi.

Before the "Star Wars" accident happened, Ford joked in an interview with the Daily Express newspaper that he felt like a "battered old" car. "And I keep on coming back for more. If it doesn't look real on the screen than an audience does not believe what it sees," he said.

He insisted he knew his limits when it came to movie stunts, "Although I do my own running, jumping and falling, I always try to keep myself from being hurt. So I know what will work and what won't."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Nicki Minaj Has Her Eyes on 'Sexy' Nick Cannon Amid Mariah Carey Diss
  2. Zayn Malik Terrified About Harry Styles' Solo Album: 'He's Going to Steal My Thunder'
  3. 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 Week 2: And the First Eliminated Celebrity Is ...
  4. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Reignite Romance Rumors With Dreamy Cover of Ed Sheeran's 'Kiss'
  5. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'in Hiding': She's Ballooned So Much She Doesn't Want Her Fans to See!
  6. See Creepy Pennywise and The Losers Club in New 'It' Photos
  7. 'True Detective' Will Return for Season 3 With David Milch
  8. Abby Lee Miller Exits 'Dance Moms': 'I Have Been Manipulated, Disrespected and Used'