FORT WORTH - The actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films has had a double knee-replacement surgery at a Texas hospital.
Actor Peter Mayhew is recovering at a Fort Worth medical center.
The 69-year-old's wife said he had the surgery in hopes of walking again.
Mayhew has been using a wheelchair for two years.
He was born with a condition known as gigantism, which causes excessive growth.
Mayhew is 7 feet 3 inches tall.
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