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. Mr. Bubbles

    His understudy, annoyed at years of inactivity, mowed him down once he got the chance.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DavidT

    We say it we just don't necessarily mean it...
    ~ David St. Hubbins

    May 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sad4Willis

    One of his funniest roles was as the manipulative real estate agent trying to dupe the Brady family in "The Brady Bunch Movie." His scenes with the lisping little Cindy were hilarious! Hope he mends quickly so that he can continue to make us laugh!

    May 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. desototoad

    See what happens when you sit at the drums for a session? Get well soon, DSH!

    May 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tallgirl1204

    Hope you're back and rocking it again soon. Turn it up to 11!

    May 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jbgood314

    The singer was distracted by the death of his latest drummer.

    May 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trilobug

    "Razor-sharp, double-edged, legal, dual mind blades."

    Get better man.

    May 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CurtisC

    Break a leg! Oh, wait.....

    May 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. zghgklhggkjl

    He should make the driver of the car that hit him smell the glove!

    May 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ArizonaYankee

    This is news ????? Who really cares..

    May 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SilentBoy741

    Who *hasn't* been hit by a car in NYC?

    May 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The Lord of the Hippos

    Good for nothing liberal Hollywood POS.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
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  13. Bob

    In other news, I saw a cat that was hit by a car this morning. Yup, just about as exciting. Next!

    May 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jason

    Dear Michael,

    I know they say good luck on the stage with "break a leg", but I think you took it a bit too literally. Hope all is well and you will heal up quickly. Please remember to look both ways (twice) before crossing the street.



    May 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sam Kinison

    At least he didn't choke on someone else's vomit.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
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