News

Harrison Ford has surgery after ‘Star Wars’ set injury

Harrison Ford has surgery after ‘Star Wars’ set injury

HARRISON FORD: The 71-year-old star injured himself on the set of the latest "Star Wars" installment. Photo: Associated Press

Movie veteran Harrison Ford has undergone surgery to treat a broken leg following an accident on the set of the new “Star Wars” film.

The 71-year-old actor was believed to have fractured his ankle during filming at Pinewood Studios in England last week, when his foot was crushed by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft which his character Hans Solo pilots.

However, his publicist has since revealed the injury is worse than previously reported, but he is recovering well after surgery.

A statement released by his representative Ina Treciokas reads: “His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”

Reports suggest Ford’s broken leg will keep him out of action for up to eight weeks. The actor’s son has said it could force Ford to be shot from the waist up for the remainder of the film.

Shooting on “Star Wars: Episode VII” has continued in his absence and the film is still expected to hit movie theaters in December, 2015.

The actor is reprising his role as Han Solo. It is the first of at least three new films that will continue Lucas’ saga after Disney purchased his production company, Lucasfilm, in 2012 for $4.05 billion.

The film will also have original “Star Wars” actors Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill reprise their roles along with Ford. The film will star Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac.

Recent Headlines

in Local

SD Legislators Looking for Government Benchmarks

Fresh
state capitol pierre

The South Dakota Legislative Planning Committee spent several hours at their meeting this week talking about performance and benchmarks for state agencies.

in Local

Blessing on New Yankton Apartments

Fresh
IMG_0572

The ribbon cutting and blessing of the new Yankton Heights Apartment building was held yesterday (Wednesday).

in Local

Survey Shows Economy Cooling

Fresh
money in hand

The latest survey of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies shows they're expecting the state's economy will be cooling off in the coming six months.

in Local

Website Shows How Nebraska Ranks

Fresh
computer

Information on how Nebraska ranks among the states on a number of issues is only a click of the mouse away.

in Local

Fischer: The More, The Merrier In Presidential Race

Fresh
2014 Fischer Official Photo

At last check there were at least sixteen Republicans running for president.