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Star Wars 7: Peter Mayhew Hospitalized, Get The Details Here

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ChewbaccaThere was a big to-do made about the broken leg Harrison Ford suffered on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, and the brief production delay it caused. But now another member of the cast, also a returning fan favorite, has had a health scare. Peter Mayhew, who plays Han Solo’s enormous, hairy BFF Chewbacca, has been hospitalized with pneumonia. Fortunately, he’s doing well, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

Rumors about Mayhew’s ill health began circulating on the Internet, and Mayhew’s wife, Angie, took to Reddit to issue a statement confirming the news. The prognosis is positive, and she wrote, “Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements.”

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Peter Mayhew’s Twitter Feed Takes Us To A Galaxy Of Star Wars Production Pics

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Actor Peter Mayhew holds the distinction of helping bring to life one of the most recognizable fictional characters in history, but there’s a good chance many of the people who love his performance wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street. That’s because he was the man inside everybody’s favorite walking carpet, Han Solo’s Wookiee copilot Chewbacca in Star Wars. Now we’ve got another reason to love the 7’3 British actor, because his twitter feed has turned into a goldmine of behind-the-scenes Star Wars images. And also an “adventure goat,” but we think that’s probably unrelated.

The pictures range from the fascinating to the sweet to the silly. Just look at these knuckleheads.