Harrison Ford Injured by Millennium Falcon, Airlifted to Hospital

Harrison Ford was airlifted to a local hospital today after being injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

A statement from Disney explains the nature of the 71-year-old actor's injury, which occurred on set at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire:

"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."

A source told The Hollywood Reporter that Ford was injured when the door of the Millennium Falcon malfunctioned and fell on his ankle. A spokesman for the Thames Valley Police, who responded to the call about Ford's injury and spoke to the Mirror about it, interpreted the story slightly differently:

"We were called to Pinewood studios at 5.05pm after reports of a 71-year-old man being injured by a garage door."

Get well soon, Grandpa.

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