Harrison Ford Makes First Public Appearance Since Plane Crash

Harrison Ford
Cast member Harrison Ford attends the premiere of the film "The Expendables 3" in Los Angeles August 11, 2014. Phil McCarten/Reuters

Actor Harrison Ford took to the stage at the annual San Diego Comic-Con convention this weekend, marking his first public appearance since he was injured in a plane crash in March.

Appearing at a panel discussion with other cast members of the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor was welcomed back with a standing ovation. Ford responded by downplaying the March 5 incident, when his plane made an emergency landing on a golf course in Venice, California and he suffered a broken pelvis and ankle.

"I'm fine," the 72-year-old Indiana Jones star says in video of the event. "I walked here, so how bad can it be?"

According to a Hollywood Reporter account of the event, Ford said that returning to the set of a Star Wars movie—where he reprises his classic role as Han Solo—"should have felt ridiculous" but instead "felt great."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the classic space film series, is due out in December. Here's video of the appearance, via The Guardian: