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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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Cynthia    

Glad to hear that he wasn't seriously injured.

978 days ago
32.

Garry    

Whoa! Gene Hackman, on a bike, was "bumped" from behind by a lady and was AIR LIFTED (Life Flight) to a trauma center who released him, and, he pronounced he was all right? Do you have any idea what that bill is going to cost? Life Flight alone is going to be $15-$20,000.00! The "trauma center another $20,000.00 and $50.00 for the Band-Aid!...And the man walks out "insisting" he's alright? I would love to see the police report on this one!

978 days ago
33.

Ronald RayGun    

Thank goodness Gene was released from hospital with only minor injuries. This is one of the great actors that doesn't need to be associated with this rag of a web site!

978 days ago
34.

laura    

Gene is a wonderful actor and people that have snide remarks don't have a clue. One day you will wake up folks and realize you are old as well.

978 days ago
35.

Annetta    

Have had a major crush on Gene for years! Best wishes and speedy recovery to you, Mister H.!

978 days ago
36.

Tammy    

Bikes don't belong on the road. Bike paths, riders!! It's safer for everyone.

978 days ago
37.

laura    

to the people who make fun about his age....one day you too will be old. He is a fine actor.

978 days ago
38.

Deborah    

Aww. Sorry to hear it. I love Gene. Get better soon.

978 days ago
39.

Joanne    

OMG! I love Gene..... Best wishes and prayers for a speedy and full recovery!

978 days ago
40.

c    

bumped from behind, bumps and bruises. He's AIRLIFTED to a hospital, and 2 hours later released?

978 days ago
41.

BeachSquirrel    

Thoughts and prayers with you Mr. Hackman!

978 days ago
42.

JaundicedEye    

He is such a mean SOB, there is no way a car could kill him. I'm surprised he did not get up and beat the crap out of the driver.

978 days ago
43.

Debbie    

My prayers will be with you. You have given me much Movie viewing pleasure

978 days ago
44.

Debbie    

Just because it's Friday the 13th, doesn't mean you should tempt fate. My prayers go out for you.

978 days ago
45.

Gregb511    

One of the great actors of all time. Hope he will recover speedily.

978 days ago
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