FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Actor Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has had double knee-replacement surgery at a Texas hospital.
Mayhew was recovering Wednesday at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. Angie Mayhew says her 69-year-old husband had the surgery Monday and hopes to walk again. She says her spouse has been using a wheelchair for two years.
Mayhew is 7 feet 3 inches tall.
The Mayhews live in Boyd, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth.