Harrison Ford hospitalised after accident on Star Wars set

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Harrison Ford has been taken to hospital after being injured on the set of the film Star Wars: Episode VII.

Disney said the 71-year-old actor was being treated for an ankle injury that happened during filming today.

The Star Wars sequel is being filmed at Pinewood Studios outside of London.

Ford is one of the several original Star Wars stars returning to the J J Abrams-directed sequel. He's joined by fellow alums Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.

A representative for Ford was not available for comment.

Disney said shooting will continue as planned while Ford recuperates.

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