Did you hear about Harrison Ford's bad luck on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII yesterday? He was hurt while filming and ended up being helicoptered to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, which has a trauma unit that specializes in fractures. A police spokesman said, "We were called to Pinewood studios after reports of a 71-year-old man being injured by a garage door,” and a studio spokesman confirms Ford has "an ankle injury."
Now, I am ABSOLUTELY not snickering at the idea of poor aging Harrison Ford getting in a losing fight with what was apparently a hydraulic door (THE DOOR SHOT FIRST), because that would be incredibly rude. I am, however, snickering a little bit at the jokes that have been popping up on Twitter ever since the news of Ford's injury went public.
Here are some of the best social media reactions to Harrison's injury:
Harrison Ford has broken his ankle . There will now be a new Star Wars cast.— Oonagh (@Okeating) June 13, 2014
"Harrison Ford broke his ankle filming Star Wars when a garage door fell on him at the studio" "Pinewood?" "No, a big, heavy, metal one"— Rob Dicken (@1970RobD) June 13, 2014
Harrison Ford is OK! His leg was pinned under his earring but they got him out.— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) June 13, 2014
Nervous that Harrison Ford will have to take out his earring if he gets an x-ray— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) June 12, 2014
Harrison Ford injured while filming Star Wars, Wookie mistake.— Just-Eat.ie (@JustEatIE) June 13, 2014
So Harrison Ford has been injured by a garage door. They didn't say whether he managed to reach back and grab his hat in the nick of time.— Jason (@NickMotown) June 13, 2014
Harrison Ford crushed by Millennium Falcon on set of new Star Wars film - Exclusive Picture: pic.twitter.com/k8SXUIHTeG— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) June 13, 2014
Ahahahahahahaahahaaaaa, oh dear. I feel like a jerk for laughing, but come on, I bet even Harrison Ford would crack up (HAR!) at some of those.
I'm sure Ford will recover quickly, given his top-notch studio-provided medical care. And hey, even at 71 ...
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