Contrary to a rapidly circulating report, Mark Hamill insists he didn't have a brush with death on Ireland's Skellig Michael, a location for the new "Star Wars" trilogy.
"Fabricated stories usually contain a seed of truth," the 63-year-old actor tweeted. "Didn't so much as stub a toe on Skellig Michael. But thanks for your concern!"
The Times reported over the weekend that Hamill, who reprises his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," slipped while climbing the island's rock steps last year. According to the British newspaper, a purported witness claims the actor would've been a "goner" if a guide from the Irish Office of Public Works hadn't caught him.
Located off the southwest coast of Ireland, Skelling Michael rises 715 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. The island, which contains ruins of a Christian monastery, was used in summer 2014 to film scenes from "The Force Awakens." It's also serving as a location for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," which had to temporarily stop production due to poor weather conditions.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens Dec. 17 in Europe and Dec. 18 in North America.
Fabricated stories usually contain a seed of truth. Didn't so much as stub a toe on Skellig Michael. But thanks for your concern! #FalseNews
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 16, 2015