Los Angeles - Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been hospitalised.The 70-year-old star, who plays the Wookiee Chewbacca in the fantasy film franchise, was taken to hospital after falling ill with pneumonia.Mayhew's wife Angie posted a message on the social networking site Reddit this past Monday to inform fans that while he will have to remain in hospital for a few days, he's expected to make a full recovery.She wrote: "Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts. Doctors are incredibly happy with his improvements."Mayhew - who stands at an incredible seven feet and three inches tall - previously spent time in hospital after undergoing double knee replacement surgery in 2013.A message was also posted from Mayhew's Twitter account, reading: "Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the well wishes!!! (sic)"
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
Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the well wishes!!!
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