Chewbacca Actor Recovers From Pneumonia, Flu

North Texas actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, was given a clean bill of health Tuesday.

Mayhew emailed a picture to NBC 5 after seeing a story we ran on our 10 p.m. newscast Tuesday.

Doctors treated Mayhew for pneumonia and the flu in January.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston was happy to learn that Mayhew was feeling better.

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