Harrison Ford Receives an Awkward Massage on the 'Jonathan Ross Show', Opens Up About 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Injury

The actor broke his leg when the hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcon accidentally closed on him

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Han Solo has a hard time trying to relax.

During a visit to the Jonathan Ross Show, Harrison Ford received an awkward back massage from British comedian David Walliams.

In pictures from the episode, which airs Saturday, Ford is seen shooting Walliams a suspicious look before eventually giving in to the shoulder massage from his couchmate, as fellow guest and chef Jamie Oliver nonchalantly watched.

Walliams may have offered the massage after hearing of the major injury Ford sustained while filming the newly released movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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“I was just standing in the doorway talking to J.J. Abrams, our director,” Ford, 73, explains. “The camera hadn’t been set up but I was wearing my costume, ready to go to work, and because we had a big budget this time – in the original film, if there had been a door, it would have been closed with a pulley and a stage hand just closing it, but now we had lots of money and technology and so they built a f–––––g great hydraulic door which closed at light speed.”

He continues, “Somebody said, ‘Ooh, I wonder what this is?’ and the door came and hit me on my left hip … and then it flung my left leg up and it dislocated my ankle and as it drove me down to the floor, my legs slapped on the ramp up to the Millennium Falcon and broke both bones in my left leg.”

Despite the Millennium mishap, Ford is still grateful to the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars has been very, very good to me,” he says. “It gave me a career I have enjoyed and all the opportunities that have proceeded from that attachment to Star Wars, so when George called and asked if I might be interested in coming back, I said, ”Yes, why not?’ ”

Ford adds, “Basically, I’ve been sitting around waiting for somebody to give me a job!”

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