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William Shatner wheelchair-bound at Comic-Con

William Shatner chats with Betty White
William Shatner chats with Betty White
Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TV Land

On Thursday William Shatner, the famed Star-Trek actor and very recognizable star, was riding in a wheelchair and was pushed into Comic-Con. Shatner appeared alongside Betty White and Donald Faison at Comic-Con. The media is just now catching up – on July 28 with the news - that Shatner was injured and in pain while he was at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con appearance by wheelchair-bound William Shatner
Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TV Land

Shatner at 83 has been a lifelong admirer of horses. Together with wife Elizabeth, the Shatners are extremely active in the horse industry. Both enthusiastically ride, train and show horses, often competing aggressively against each other. Apparently, Shatner injured his leg in a riding accident. At Comic-Con he was wheelchair-bound and in a fair amount of pain.

Shatner needed a helping hand to enter the stage, where he remained in his wheelchair, during his appearance with long-time actress Betty White and Scrubs star Donald Faison, during their Legends of TV Land panel at the San Diego, California convention.

He practically guaranteed his fans he would be good as new in no time. His riding accident happened over the July 19 weekend. Shatner told everyone in his subtle humor,

I was riding a horse and had an accident. The horse got off scot-free. I did not. I wrecked my leg.

Obviously Shatner did not let his injury disrupt plans to attend the festivities at Comic-Con. He had no intention of missing out on the annual event. He quipped that he going to be fine in a couple of days, even though at the moment he was in a lot of pain.

During the panel, Shatner was doing well, used his usual spontaneous humor and was outspoken. However, according to Daily Mail sources, Shatner was showing increasing signs of discomfort.

Shatner has always been an animal lover and is especially fond of horses. He wrote in his autobiography, Up Till Now,

Horses have played an essential role in my life. I have ridden horses, owned horses, and admired horses for as long as I can remember.

He also told his fans in an interview some time ago,

Falling off a horse is one of my favorite things not to do — and I've done it several times. I've broken ribs ... broken everything.

He assured fans that he is mending well. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Please view video on YouTube at this link: "COMIC-CON 2014 Stars make appearances on first day of Comic-Con 2014"

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