Harrison Ford Hurt On 'Star Wars' Set

By: Alan Duke
By: Alan Duke
Harrison Ford suffered an ankle injury while filming the next "Star Wars" installment, Disney Studios said Thursday. Ford, 71, is reprising the Han Solo role that brought him fame in the first "Star Wars" in 1977.

FILE - This 1977 file image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation ahows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from "Star Wars."(AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, file)

(CNN) -- Harrison Ford suffered an ankle injury while filming the next "Star Wars" installment, Disney Studios said Thursday.

Ford, 71, is reprising the Han Solo role that brought him fame in the first "Star Wars" in 1977.

The injury happened on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" Thursday, a Disney statement said. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

While the film's production is happening at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, and Abu Dhabi, Disney did not give the set location.

CNN's Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

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