Is Harrison Ford OK? Actor suffers injury filming 'Indiana Jones 5', fans call him 'the coolest'

Disney did not disclose the severity of Harrison Ford's injury but informed that the filming schedule of 'Indiana Jones 5' would be adjusted

                            Is Harrison Ford OK? Actor suffers injury filming 'Indiana Jones 5', fans call him 'the coolest'
This is not Harrison Ford's first accident on a film set (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Actor Harrison Ford, 78, sustained a shoulder injury on set while filming 'Indiana Jones 5' and is taking a break. A spokesperson for the Walt Disney Co informed on June 23 that the actor was injured while rehearsing a fight scene. The fifth instalment of the movie has long been in the making, due 14 years after 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' in 2008.

After the unfortunate accident, production is expected to continue while the filming schedule will be reshuffled as needed. The shooting of the fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie began earlier this month in the UK under the direction of James Mangold. It is set to be released in July 2022.


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Actor Harrison Ford (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Disney did not disclose the severity of Ford's injury, but informed that the filming schedule would be adjusted over "the coming weeks". Disney said in a statement, "In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder. Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks." The new film will star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.

This is not Ford's first accident on a film set. In 2014, while filming 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' he was crushed beneath a heavy door of the Millennium Falcon at the Pinewood Studios in London. Ford suffered a broken leg and had to be airlifted to hospital. Ford has also been involved in several incidents as a pilot. Back in 2017, he mistakenly landed his single-engine plane on a US airport taxiway, only narrowly missing an airliner carrying more than 100 people. In another incident, the actor broke his arm and suffered minor head injuries in a crash-landing in California in 2015.

'The most 'Harrison Ford' thing ever!'

People took to Twitter to express their concern for the actor. While some lauded him for taking up action scenes at this age, some took a dig at him for being 'clumsy'. One fan wrote, "Harrison Ford is 78 years old. I hope I am even a fraction as capable and half as clumsy if I make it to 78. Let's not be unkind." Another tweeted, "78 year old Harrison Ford injures himself rehearsing a fight scene, and I'm over here scared to throw my back out with an unexpected sneeze."



One fan commented, "When does he NOT injure himself? I mean, I'm clumsy myself, but at this point, I'd be surprised if I read he didn't injure himself." Another tweeted, "Why in God's name is this man making an 'Indiana Jones 5' film at his age?" One tweet read, "Harrison ford injuring himself on a film set is the most #harrisonford thing ever! Well, apart from landing planes. .. and being the coolest human ever."