Harrison Ford hospitalized after injuring ankle on ‘Star Wars’ set

Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford.

NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Ford was hospitalized after being injured on the set of ‘‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’’

Disney said the 71-year-old actor was being treated for an ankle injury that happened during filming Thursday. The ‘‘Star Wars’’ sequel is being filmed at Pinewood Studios outside of London.

The accident wasn’t a stunt sequence, but involved the door of a spacecraft from the film. A local police report on the incident cited a ‘‘garage door’’ injuring a 71 year-old man, but didn’t name Ford.


The Millennium Falcon, which Ford’s Han Solo piloted in the first ‘‘Star Wars’’ trilogy,’’ was recently disclosed as part of ‘‘Episode VII.’’

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Ford is one of several original ‘‘Star Wars’’ stars returning to the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. He’s joined by fellow alums Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.

Disney said shooting will continue as planned while Ford recuperates.