A banged up and bandaged Harrison Ford wasn’t happy about being bedridden at UCLA Medical Center for days after his March 5 plane crash and he didn’t care who knew it.
“Every day he was asking when the hell he was getting out of there,” a friend shares. “He was as irascible as a wounded bear bound to a hospital bed.”
Harrison's plane following the crash on March 5, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Full healing of his broken pelvis, ankle and the gashes in his head will take months. But there’s no doubt that the 72-year-old 'Star Wars' actor was lucky to escape without any life-threatening injuries.
He will certainly be fit enough to fly planes again — and that’s exactly what has his wife, Calista Flockhart, 50, so worried. “After the latest crash, she told him straight-out that she’d leave him if he flew again,” says the friend.
For Calista, who married Harrison in 2010 after more than eight years together, it’s been an emotional time. “She’s encouraged that Harrison is looking a little better every day,” says the friend.
Harrison and Calista in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
However, the injuries the action star suffered when his vintage World War II plane’s engine failed and he was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course are more serious than was first reported. “He’s had operations on both of the broken bones.
He’s going to need rehab and a great deal of physical therapy,” confides the family insider. The still handsome star will also be undergoing plastic surgery for the lacerations on his face and head “to minimize the scarring,” says the insider, who adds, “He still looks a wreck.”
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