gene hackman getty Gene Hackman recovering after being hit by a carActor 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.

Posted by:David Eckstein