'Chewbacca' actor has double knee surgery.

FORT WORTH, Texas -- 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.

Angie Mayhew says her husband also had a tendon-stretching procedure to stabilize his legs. Peter Mayhew was born with a condition known as...

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