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William Shatner Comic-Con: Actor's wheelchair appearance shocks fans

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Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TV Land

"Star Trek" icon and legendary actor William Shatner sparked the curiosity of many fans after he rolled into the 45th annual Comic-Con International celebration of the popular arts in a wheelchair. The 83-year-old Shatner, who became world known for his role as Captain Kirk in the series "Star Trek," had to be pushed onstage for his appearance at the Legends of TV Land panel.

Actors William Shatner and Betty White speak onstage at TV Land's Legends Of TV Land Panel during the 2014 Comic Con International Convention at Hilton Bayfront on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TV Land

According to a July 28 Yahoo! report, Shatner was in a wheelchair due to an unfortunate horse-riding accident he had been in the previous weekend. He explained that he was in a great deal of pain and was unable to walk, but there was no way he was going to miss the event.

Shatner told the crowd, "I was not going to miss Comic-Con. In a couple of days I'll be fine, but right now I'm in a lot of pain." He added..."I was riding a horse and had an accident. The horse got off scot-free. I did not. I wrecked my leg."

At the event, the Canadian actor appeared alongside veteran actress Betty White and "Scrubs" star Donald Faison. The "Golden Girl" took the stage with Faison and Shatner who joked around with the nonagenarian about her age. Shatner also talked about how he landed the role of Kirk, and detailed his struggles of being an older man learning technology.

The unlikely trio discussed quite a few other subjects such as social media and movies, along with zoos and conservation. Strangely enough, the topic of zombies came up, and Shatner said to White...“It comes from the idea that the dead will come back to life” and White hilariously replied with “I never thought I’d work with zombies. Dated a few…”

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