Peter Mayhew on road to recovery

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Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) “Star Wars” actor Peter Mayhew, who was hospitalised for pneumonia, is on the road to recovery.

The 70-year-old actor, who is best known for playing Chewbacca in “Star Wars” movies, was hospitalised over the weekend.

Mayhew’s publicist Rick updated his fans through micro-blogging site Twitter about actor’s health Monday evening, reports

Rick wrote via Mayhew’s account, “Hey all, @Webmaster_Rick here. Peter is recovering well from his bout of pneumonia. He thanks you for the well wishes!!!”

When a fan asked Rick to send Mayhew a photo of his dog “nursing” a Chewbacca doll, he replied: “Adorable! I’ll make sure and show him tomorrow! -WMR.”

Mayhew will reprise his role as Chewbacca in the seventh installment of “Star Wars” film series — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

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