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William Shatner Comic-Con: Why was William Shatner in a wheelchair?

William Shatner Comic-Con:  Why was Star Trek star in wheelchair?
William Shatner Comic-Con: Why was Star Trek star in wheelchair?
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The story of Star Trek icon William Shatner in a wheelchair at Comic-Con is causing a stir on the Internet.

Shatner was seen in a wheelchair at Comic-Con confab on Thursday. He said he was recovering after hurting his legs in a horseriding accident, Philly.com reported.

Shatner is 83 years old. The image of the Star Trek legend in a wheelchair caused some of his fans concern but Shatner says fear not, his doctors told him he will make fast recovey.

Shatner told the Comic-Con crowd, “ "I was riding a horse and had an accident. The horse got off scot-free. I did not. I wrecked my leg." However, Shatner refused to let the painful injury ruin his plans to attend the annual Comic-Con event, adding, "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."

Comic-Con is held annually in San Diego and is one of the city’s biggest and most important attractions, drawing thousands of celebrities and fans from all around the world. Many fans and celebrities themselves dress in costume.

Shatner appeared on stage at Comic-Con with legendary actress Betty White who good-naturedly joked about his temporary disability.

The Daily Mail reports, “What exactly William did to his leg remains unclear, however the star could not even wear a shoe on Thursday, covering up his foot with a sock instead.

“Despite the pain the Boston Legal star happily chatted away with fellow panellists Betty Wife and Scrubs' Donald Faison at the event.

“Even though he was injured by one, William shared his love for animals, speaking with Betty about conservation.

“Being in San Diego, the outspoken actor could not help but have a dig at Sea World acknowledging the recent protests at having Orcas in captivity.

“He said: 'The Orca is telling us something, it doesn't have to fend for itself [water parks and aquariums] but its basic reason for living is thwarted.'

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