Peter Mayhew, the 70-year-old actor who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars series, has been hospitalised with pneumonia.
Fans of the franchise have been assure by his wife Angie, however, that he is in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.
“Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts,” she wrote on Reddit.
“Peter is indeed in the hospital with pneumonia. He will make a full recovery, and hope to be discharged within a few days. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements.
“Sorry for the absence, we left our tablets at home, so we have been unable to post to reddit for a bit. I’ll make sure he pops in later in the day.”
Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the well wishes!!!
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 20, 2015
Mayhew is set to appear in his most famous role when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits cinemas on 18 December.
by Jenn Selby