Peter Mayhew gets double knee replacement surgery

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 00:30 hrs

London, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Peter Mayhew, best known for playing Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, got a double knee-replacement surgery done.

According to his wife Angie, the 69-year-old underwent the procedure Monday at a Texas hospital, reports

Angie added that Mayhew, who had been using a wheelchair for two years, hoped to walk again.

The actor's medical issues will be highlighted in an upcoming documentary, "Standing in the Stars - The Peter Mayhew Story".

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