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Gene Hackman

Airlifted to Hospital --

Hit By a Car in Florida

1/13/2012 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman was airlifted to a trauma hospital in Florida today .. after the actor was hit by a car while riding his bike in the Florida Keys ... TMZ has learned.

The Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... the 81-year-old Academy Award winner suffered injuries to his head and body.

We're told the accident took place around 3:00 PM local time.

The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.

We're told Hackman is currently in stable condition.

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2:40 PM PST -- Hackman's rep tells TMZ the actor has been released from the hospital and insists he is "fine."

The rep says Gene "suffered bumps and bruises after a woman bumped him from behind in her vehicle."

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The Love Sponge    

Everybody Pray

958 days ago
2.

kim    

Prayers for him and his family. He's a legend. This is really sad news :o(

958 days ago
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soulofanangel    

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HEAL quickly!
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958 days ago
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stu    

i hope gramps is ok & didn't do a mess in his diaper.

958 days ago
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Beth     

Good luck Gene!

958 days ago
6.

Blasphemy    

Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family!

958 days ago
7.

cindy    

Well, It IS Friday the 13th.

958 days ago
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Shane D.    

One of the best actors ever... May God be with him.

958 days ago
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croc    

wish you well gene hackman-great actor good man.
stay strong!

958 days ago
10.

Rolm    

The stench of death is in the air. I heard he die

958 days ago
11.

LIsa    

OMG! That sucks! I hope he will be OK. He looks younger than 81! Car vs. bike is never a good thing. Get well soon!

958 days ago
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nicole    

I'm praying for him! I ride my bike everyday, just yesterday I was thrown off my bike and did a serious face plant! It hurt so bad....they kept on driving too! OUCH!

958 days ago
13.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Ugh. Why does somebody that's actually talented have to get hit by a car? Why can't Lindsay Lohan or any one of the Kardashians get ran over and seriously injured?

958 days ago
14.

campy    

Pull through Marine!

958 days ago
15.

Mazor    

It's tough making it as an actor when "hack" is right there in your name.

958 days ago
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