Gene Hackman recovering after being hit by a car

gene-hackman-getty.jpgActor Gene Hackman is apparently on the mend after after being hit by a car while on a bike ride in Key West. TMZ states that Hackman, 81, had been airlifted to a trauma hospital with injuries to his head and body.

The Oscar-winner's spokesperson tells the site that Hackman's already been released from the hospital and he's doing "fine." The rep says Hackman "suffered bumps and bruises after a woman bumped him from behind in her vehicle."

The injury occurred mid-afternoon on Friday (Jan. 13). The site reports that the Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

Over the course of his 50-year career, Hackman has played some of the most memorable roles in cinematic history. Some his most famous characters include Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in " The French Connection," Norman Dale in " Hoosiers" and Agent Rupert Anderson in " Mississippi Burning."

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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