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Academy Award nominated actor stirs confusion concerning movie-set accident

Harrison Ford fractured his ankle on set.
Harrison Ford fractured his ankle on set.Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

It's helpful to remember that while being a well-established Hollywood actor may be a prodigious position, there are times when we admire film characters for the carnal pain they endure both on and off the set.

Screen legend Harrison Ford, 71, recently received surgery from an accident resulting in a broken limb that occurred on the set of the new "Star Wars: Episode VII" movie last week.

According to the Associated Press, Ford was initially believed to have damaged his ankle during a scene involving the Millennium Falcon spacecraft.

Later his publicist Ina Treciokas made a statement Thursday correcting initial reports that the acclaimed actor broke his ankle.

"Harrison Ford's left leg was broken in an accident. His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."

Following the accident, Ford had to be airlifted to a hospital in Oxford. The Academy Award nominated actor was joined by his beautiful wife Calista Flockhart, who traveled from the United States to be at Ford's side.

Ford is set to begin rehabilitation momentarily.

Throughout the filming of the much-anticipated sequel at Pinewood Studios outside of London, it is now a possibility that some scenes will have to be shot from the waist up due to the injury, according to Ford's son, Ben.

Ford is returning to his iconic role as Han Solo with humility in the newest movie in the Star Wars series. He is joined by fellow cast-mates Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Peter Mayhew.

The film is being produced by JJ Abrams and is scheduled for release in December 2015.