Harrison Ford injured on set of 'Star Wars,' taken to hospital with ankle injury

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, Harrison Ford accepts the "Hollywood Career Achievement Award" onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ford has been injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VI" and was taken to a hospital. Disney said the 71-year-old actor was being treated for an ankle injury that happened during filming Thursday, June 12, 2014. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, file)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" and has been taken to a hospital.

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

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 didn't immediately respond to a message left Thursday.

Disney said shooting will continue as planned while Ford recuperates.

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