‘Star Wars’ Actor Peter Mayhew Hospitalized for Pneumonia

‘Star Wars’ Actor Peter Mayhew Hospitalized for Pneumonia


Peter Mayhew, the life behind one of the most beloved Star Wars characters of all time – Chewbacca! – had to cancel some appearances this past weekend and has since been hospitalized for pneumonia. Angie Mayhew, Peter’s wife, took to Reddit to assure fans that her husband is expected to make a full recovery.

Hello all!
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!
Angie Mayhew

The official Twitter account for @TheWookieeRoars was updated as well.

All of us here at Coffee With Kenobi would like to extend our prayers, thoughts, and well wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Get well soon, Mr. Mayhew!

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