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. JordonWeeks

    Ah, so, his understudy had him hit by a car then?

    May 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. davidintel

    The driver of this hit and run fled, though witnesses said he had dark hair and a curl on his forehead. Police are still questioning people at the scene.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim Rigney

    What would SCULLY say!???

    (think back.) 😉

    May 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. er

    Does the pain killing IV go to 11?????

    May 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. skhanson66

    His understudy is being treated for shock at another hospital...

    May 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GayAtheist

    I hope Squigmond is ok. Sometimes people forget that he has feelings, too.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      I thought he was lenny

      May 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. me

    I know who is, and there are plenty of people who do. the comments on this news site get so disgusting and cruel sometimes. People have no compassion anymore. if u dont know who he is move on and find something else to do. leave the comments for those who knew him. Btw, he was an actor on a classic sitcom. get well Michael!

    May 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mark

    Typical NY drivers. Morons all.

    May 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Darlene Buckingham

    The irony of break a leg.

    May 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Samuel

    Anyone make an 11 joke yet?

    May 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DRAMON

    His understudy hasn't "gone in" for 40 years, huh? What are the odds it was his understudy behind the wheel?! Just sayin.........

    May 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. heff

    the driver must have been trying to adjust the radio to go to 11...

    May 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mary

    I still laugh about the Stone Henge model that was made.. suppose to be, what? 20 ft high but was made 20" high or something? What a funny movie This Is Spinal Tap was. Love the amplifier volume going up to 11 instead of 10. Ha!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa

    He was Lenny–whatever happened to Squiggy, anyway? If not his very bored understudy, maybe Squiggy was the one behind the wheel...

    May 24, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
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