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Harrison Ford Leaves Hospital; Could Be Off 'Star Wars' Set for 6 Months

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In this 2013 file photo, actor Harrison Ford arrives at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

By    |   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 07:11 AM

Harrison Ford was seen leaving a London hospital in a wheelchair over the weekend, further fueling the rumors that he won't be back on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" for some time.

The U.K.'s Daily Express posted photos online Monday of the 71-year-old Ford leaving John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he underwent surgery after an accident left him with a broken leg earlier this month.

Though initial reports suggested the actor would be laid up for about eight weeks, The Express reported that Ford might actually be out for up to six months as he goes through rehabilitation treatment. The newspaper cited The Sun, though, as claiming that production on the new "Star Wars" film will continue.

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"Shooting is continuing, but Harrison won't be back for months," the "Star Wars" source told The Sun, according to The Express. "The film company is looking into extending filming well into the second half of this year to allow Ford time to get back on his feet."

Ford was reportedly injured on the "Star Wars" set at England's Pinewood Studios when his leg got caught in a hydraulic door. Disney issued a statement on June 12 officially announcing the injury.

"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 statement read.

Originally thought to be a broken ankle, it was later learned that Ford actually broke his leg in the incident. He will eventually fly to Los Angeles to work with a physiotherapist.

Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are reprising their iconic roles — Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia — from the original "Star Wars" movie and its two sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." They are to be joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.

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Harrison Ford was seen leaving a London hospital in a wheelchair over the weekend, further fueling the rumors that he won't be back on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" for some time.
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