Tuesday 23 January 2018

'Star Wars' actor dismisses 'deathbed' pictures

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney

Sam Blewett

'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill has told how he disguised himself using a wheelchair in a bid to avoid autograph hunters.

The Luke Skywalker actor criticised tabloid newspaper reports suggesting he was in ill health as "fantasy".

Hamill (66) was spotted being wheeled through New York's JFK Airport.

"I was running across the airport because we were really late and we had to be somewhere, so I couldn't have even stopped (to talk to fans) if I wanted to.

"So at the last moment my daughter goes, 'Hey dad, get in the wheelchair, take the dog, put Millie on your lap, pull your hat down, let's see if we can do it'.

"And, of course, click click, it goes all around the world."

He tweeted that he was avoiding those who "constantly badger" him to profit off his signature.

He said news websites reported the pictures as "Mark Hamill on his deathbed". "It was a complete fantasy," he said.

Irish Independent

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