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J J Abrams broke his back helping injured Harrison Ford

J J Abrams said, after the accident, he realised even he had hurt himself while trying to lift the door trying to help Harrison Ford.

By: PTI | London | August 1, 2015 5:31:03 pm
J J abrams, Harrison Ford, Star Wars, Star Wars Episode 7, Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible 2, J J Abrams Injured, Harrison Ford injured, Entertainment news Filmmaker J J Abrams says he suffered a broken back trying to help Harrison Ford after the actor’s leg was trapped under a prop door while filming “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”. (Source: Reuters)

Filmmaker J J Abrams says he suffered a broken back trying to help Harrison Ford after the actor’s leg was trapped under a prop door while filming “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”.

The “Mission: Impossible III” director said he was stunned the way Ford handled the accident, which involved his character Han Solo’s spacecraft, reported Contactmusic.

“The guy is like a real-life superhero. We actually were filming a scene and there was an accident on set, there was a hydraulic door that went down.

“He was pushed down and his ankle goes 90 degrees. And he’s down there and he’s toughing it out. He’s a super human being and he’s literally lying there making jokes,” Abrams said.

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The 49-year-old filmmaker was diagnosed with a fracture in his lower back, and spent the next few weeks wearing a “really silly back brace,” which he hid under his normal clothing in a bid to keep his injury a secret.

Abrams said, after the accident, due to which the 73-year-old actor had to take an extended break from filming, he realised even he had hurt himself while trying to lift the door.

“I heard a ‘pop’ and I’m like, ‘Uh, that’s weird.’ So I go to the doctor a couple days later and he goes, ‘Oh, you have a broken back’.”

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