Harrison Ford Underwent Surgery for Broken Ankle, Pelvis Following Plane Crash
Harrison Ford underwent surgery for a broken ankle and pelvis following his terrifying plane crash on Thursday. The 72-year-old actor was rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital after his small World War II-era plane crashed on a golf course.
Sources close to Ford told the TV station KTLA that the actor was taken into surgery about four hours after the crash. “He’s fine, has a few gashes,” said the source. Ford’s son Ben similarly tweeted that his father was “battered, but ok,” adding, “He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Dr. Sanjay Khurana, who was on the 7th hole of the golf course at the time, was one of the first people to help Ford after the crash. Khurana said he saw the two-seater plane nose-dive to the ground on the 8th hole. He said he immediately ran towards the wreckage because he saw “a passenger in the rear seat slumped over in distress belted in.”
“We wanted to get him out safely and with the fuel leaking out, I motioned to some of the other folks at the golf course to put dirt on the fuel so it wouldn’t combust,” Khurana told the CBS affiliate station. “I just wanted to get him out safely so that the situation wouldn’t erupt into a fire.” Ford is expected to make a full recovery. Gossip Cop will continue to update as more information emerges.