Gene Hackman, Hit By Car; Rep Says Only Minor Injuries
(MIAMI) -- TMZ's report that actor Gene Hackman underwent emergency surgery in Florida after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Friday appears to have been a bit alarmist. The website claimed that Hackman, 81, suffered head and body injuries and was airlifted from Key West to a trauma hospital in Miami. But a spokeswoman for the Oscar-winning actor tells ABC News in a statement, "Gene Hackman was taken to a hospital for routine tests after being bumped from behind while riding his bike. He’s suffered minor bumps and bruises and is already on this way home from the hospital."
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