London, Sep 13 IANS | 2 years ago

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".

(Posted on 13-09-2013)