Peter Mayhew has been hospitalized. His first acting role was in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (minotaur), however the seventy year old British actor is best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films and he has been for pneumonia, his wife thanked fans for their support
His spouse Anne has spoke out confirming her shock news, saying she is hoped the much loved star will make a full recovery.
In a statement on Reddit she wrote:
“Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts.
“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.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!”
The message was reiterated on Peter’s Twitter page, with the tweet reading:
“Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the well wishes!!!”
Mayhew’s next role is of Wookie in new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this year.
More on Mayhew, when he was younger he was given the diagnoses of Marfan Syndrome, which in his teens made him reach the height of seven feet three inches.