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Mark Hamill Strikes Down Report of Close Call on 'Star Wars' Set

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.

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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

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