UPDATE: SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE's Gene Hackman Hit By A Car And Hospitalized

The Lex Luthor of Richard Donner's Superman films has been airlifted to a hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle outside of Miami. Check out the details after the jump.

The Wrap has confirmed that Gene Hackman - best known for his villainous role as Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie (as well as the third and fourth films) - has been airlifted to a hospital after a car accident. The 81-year-old actor, who is now retired, was riding his bicycle in Isla Mirada (outside of Miami). While Hackman's injuries were serious, he is currently in stable condition. He has been airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center as a precautionary measure.

Gene Hackman was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a car outside Miami on Friday afternoon. He suffered serious injuries but is in stable condition, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper told TheWrap.

The 81-year-old retired actor was riding his bicycle at the time of the incident, which occurred in Isla Mirada.




UPDATE: At 2:40 pm TMZ reported that Hackman's reps said the actor "suffered bumps and bruises after a woman bumped him from behind in her vehicle," and that the actor was released from the hospital and is "fine."

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