Angie Mayhew says her husband also had a tendon-stretching procedure to stabilize his legs. Peter Mayhew was born with a condition known as gigantism, which causes excessive growth. He's 7 feet, 3 inches tall.
The British-born actor's medical issues will be the subject of an upcoming documentary, "Standing in the Stars
-- The Peter Mayhew Story."
The Mayhews live in Boyd, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth.