Calista Flockhart, wife of Harrison Ford, has quite literally flocked to aid her husband after the “Star Wars” actor suffered a serious foot injury this week. Reports are still emerging about the damage sustained to Ford’s foot and ankle, but it appears that a hydraulic door fell on the movie set during early filming. DB Techno shares this Thursday, June 19, 2014, that shortly after Flockhart received word that her husband had been hurt overseas in the UK, she took the first plane to offer him some spousal support.
Unfortunately for “Star Wars” fans, production on the upcoming movie reboot in a galaxy far, far away may be postponed for a brief while. Doctors are now saying that Harrison Ford’s foot injury — despite any familial comfort from his wife, Calista Flockhart — is more serious than first thought. After it was determined by on-site paramedics that Ford had twisted his ankle, he was airlifted to a local Oxford hospital, John Radcliffe. It appears that the damage he sustained to the leg might even take a few weeks to heal.
Flockhart reportedly rushed to her husband’s aid when news surfaced that an accident had occurred on the “Star Wars” sequel set. While filming by the Millennium Falcon, the press release reveals that his foot was suddenly struck by the legendary starship’s door, leading to an injury “when one of the hydraulic doors fell, prompting crew members to immediately call paramedics.”
News Oxy provides an update to the severity of Harrison Ford’s foot and ankle injury. In a statement given by the actor’s son, Ben Ford, the actor will need both surgery on his ankle as well as on his upper foot. Metal plates and screws may be temporarily needed to help speed up the healing process. Even with the support of his wife Calista Flockhart and other family members behind him, it is estimated that a full two months worth of recovery might be necessary.
“The hope is that before too long Harrison can return and film scenes from the waist up while his ankle heals,” a source offered.
With all the fandom excitement at confirmation that the Millennium Falcon starship would appear in the new “Star Wars” flick, it seems safety wasn't at the top of the priority list. As such, Ford’s iconic character, Han Solo, has suffered a setback before setting off into space. From now on, "The Sun" has added that other cast members are requesting all materials on set be checked thoroughly before filming continues in order to make sure that everything is fully safe. Calista Flockhart is expected to remain with her husband for the next week, though most information regarding the actor’s status remains on the hush-hush for now.
“We have been made aware of an incident at Pinewood studios and are making initial enquiries,” an English medical spokesperson said.
Hopefully Harrison Ford’s foot injury recovers soon, and that he receives the medical aid he needs to return to the movie set. The “Star Wars” sequel simply wouldn’t be the same without him.