ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 13: Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew and Mark Hamill attend the 40 YEARS OF STAR WARS PANEL during the 2017 STAR WARS CELEBRATION at Orange County Convention Center on April 13, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Harrison Ford;Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill
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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew on Tuesday revealed he had undergone spinal surgery in an effort to improve his mobility. The 7-foot 2-inch Star Wars actor wrote on social media that the procedure had gone well.

“Sorry, I’ve been quiet as of late,” Mayhew wrote. “I’ve been planning & going through some spinal surgery to improve my mobility. It’s been a success & I’ll be spending the upcoming weeks recovering.”

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