FORT WORTH, Texas -- You know him best as Chewbacca, the "Star Wars" sidekick of intergalactic cowboy Han Solo.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who gave life to the furry and beloved character, is in a Fort Worth hospital recovering from knee surgery.
"Peter will be in the hospital for the next few days, and hopefully able to stand soon," said spokesman Barry Rogers in a written statement.
Mayhew, 69, is a North Texas resident who was born in England. He portrayed Chewbacca in four "Star Wars" films.