Monday, May 20, 2024

Harrison Ford Reveals That He Was Placed in Induced Coma After 2015 Flying Accident


Well, here’s a headline that came out of Charlie Rose’s interview with Harrison Ford Wednesday night. Back in February 2015, after crashing his plane into a golf course, Ford tells Rose that he was placed in a medically induced coma.

Prior to this, Ford’s injuries were described as a broken pelvis and ribs, and a laceration to his scalp. He told investigators six months later that he didn’t remember the crash. Now we know why. A medically induced coma is alarmingly serious. This also explains why he was in the hospital for a month, as reported in places like People magazine.

He was placed in a coma, Ford tells Rose, so he could “survive.” And survive he did, enough to make “The Force Awakens” and now “Blade Runner 2049.” The interview with Charlie Rose is really excellent, although I would have liked Charlie to ask more about the induced coma. It’s sort of glossed over.

This new interview won’t be available to us until maybe tomorrow. I’ll post it as soon as it’s available. And thank goodness Harrison Ford has made such a great comeback. “Blade Runner 2049” is a milestone, and he’s terrific in it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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