Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew is recovering at home after he was reportedly discharged from hospital following treatment for pneumonia.

The 70 year old, who plays wookie Chewbacca in the sci-franchise, gave fans a fright last week (ends18Jan15) when he cancelled an appearance at a comic book store in Texas and was admitted to a medical facility suffering from the potentially deadly lung condition.

However, a representative for the actor took to Twitter.com on Wednesday (21Jan15) to reveal the towering actor was being released from hospital.

The post featured an image of Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks emblazoned with the note "Weesa going home". The post was captioned, "Thank you all for your sympathy and well wishes!"