Peter Mayhew Recovering from Pneumonia
The geek news outlet were ablaze with the news that Star Wars cast member Peter Mayhew, best known for playing Chewbacca in Episodes III-VI of the Star Wars movies, had been hospitalized with pneumonia. We’re now hearing he’s has already started to recover.
This is the second time in a little over a year Peter has been in the hospital, with his last visit for having both of his knees replaced. There was speculation if he would be returning for Episode VII because of the time it takes to recover from a surgery of that nature. It appears Wookies have some exceptional healing powers, and he’s proved it again.
A message posted by his wife Angie, online, thanks his fans for the “well wishes, vibes and prayers”, and reads:
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!
We’re all very happy to hear this news and also wish Peter a speedy recovery. We know many fans will be happy to see him when he resumes his busy convention schedule.