Actor Michael McKean hit by car in NYC
May 23rd, 2012
07:00 AM ET

Actor Michael McKean hit by car in NYC

Actor Michael McKean was hit by a car while walking along a New York City street on Tuesday, suffering a broken leg, the New York Post reports.

Harriet Sternberg, his manager, told the Post McKean was being checked out at St. Luke's Hospital.

“He has sustained multiple injures and we are trying to find out the extent of other injuries,” the Post quoted her as saying.

McKean, 64, played the lead singer for the band Spinal Tap in the movie "This is Spinal Tap" among numerous other roles.

He was to have performed on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” on Tuesday night, the New York Daily News reported.

“It’s the first time he will have ever missed a curtain in his entire life,” Sternberg told the Daily News. “He’s never missed stage, screens in film or television. His understudy has never gone on in 40-plus years.”

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  1. kelly

    Funny guy, I wish him well!

    May 23, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. swingstater

    We love you. Hope you feel better.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This will not surprise most New Yorkers, as our city is full of drivers either in Altered States or suffering from dementia.
    I can drive or cross streets here easily because of my long experience.
    It's not as hard to learn the true NYC rules as it is in Italy. Two friends I once rented a car in Palermo and spent most of the summer driving in Sicily and mainland Italy. I was the only one of us who could manage the traffic because I understood the two rules of the road there:
    1 You can't put your car where mine is.
    2. It's all a game of chicken.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan

    “It’s the first time he will have ever missed a curtain in his entire life."

    Big deal. Get a real job.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • kamenliter

      Dan, you're an idiot.

      May 23, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • saganhill

      Define "real job"? Janator, Nuclear Phys, Teacher, factory, musician, actor?

      May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Grow Up Dan

      Interesting comment. His leg is broken so he is missing out on his job. CNN reporters are doing their jobs by reporting on the information at hand. Programmers are doing their job by providing a forum in which people can discuss.

      You seem to be the only one running your mouth. Maybe you need to get a job.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Phez

      Dan, your manager called. He wants you to clean out the employee washrooms and sweep the warehouse.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jacques Strappe, World Famous French Ball Juggler

      No Phez, his manager called and told him he had to change the fryer grease.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Seth

    Break a leg.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. saganhill

    Speedy recovery Michael McKean. Love your work. If I posted twice, blame CNN's lousy web interface and code.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Molly

    Best Wishes for a speedy recovery.
    One of my fav entertainers!
    Your job is as important as any other and I hope you can get back to it. Just look at Stephen King's work after his accident!

    May 23, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. drrrrrrrr

    I wonder if Squiggy came to visit him in the hospital?

    May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Gurgi

      You beat me to it!! I wish you well Lenny.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. Greg from DE

    Joey Isotta-Fraschini your all white with me.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mike

    Hoping for a quick and full recovery, turn the pain killers up to 11.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Spidey-Man

    After 40 years do you think the understudy kept up the rehearsal? Remember that Roseanne episode?

    May 23, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. saganhill

    HELLO!

    I know, wrong guy but it seems appropriate.

    May 23, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • CJH

      Best comment all morning!

      May 23, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Laverne

    Get well soon Lenny!!!!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. PLA

    His leg could be "none more broke". Heal up quick Michael!!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. julie

    Get better, you! 🙂

    May 23, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
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