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. Nathan

    Update from nyc: He was in critical but has been upgraded to stable/good and will be ok in time

    May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. knucklecheese

    HA! love it.

    May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. JohnQPubliqu

    Who?

    May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    Why dont you just make 10 hurt more?

    May 23, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      .....but this one goes to 11.

      May 23, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • JL

      Took me a second. But I got it.

      May 23, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Because this one hurts at 11......

      May 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • desototoad

      But this hurt goes to 11.

      May 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NuzJunky

    Speedy recovery to you "Lenny"... : )

    May 23, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. martin

    Way to go, CNN. You didn't mention that the drummer who was also hit with him totally self-combusted.

    May 23, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Chuck

    they must have thought he was the drummer

    May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. KC

    Hit and run...witnesses said the license plate read–UNDRSTDY . Strange!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Rod in Texas

      Too funny!

      May 23, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Boo

    Beware of the drivers in NYC if you come here to visit....THEY ARE THE WORST ON THE PLANET......

    May 23, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Rod in Texas

      The taxi drivers are the worse.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Ranger Sir

      you haven't been to Boston then.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. don

    WHO????

    May 23, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Go away, infant.

      May 23, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeB59

      I just love it when people take pride in their ignorance.

      May 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Swiggy

      and you are?

      May 23, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Do yourself a favor and go rent "This Is Spinal Tap". One of the funniest films ever made. Then you will never have to ask that question again.

      May 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • esmiranda

      It is amusing that you infer your lack of knowledge of him is a reflection of Mr McKean and his abilities. Trust us, he's a famous guy who has done classic comedy on TV and in films. Feel free to slip back into your coma now, dear.

      May 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rod in Texas

    Was he the dad in Beetlejuice?

    May 23, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Jacques Strappe, World Famous French Ball Juggler

      I do believe so.

      May 23, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • ms codpiece

      he was not the dad in beetleguiee...that was jeffrey jones....

      May 23, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • pinostabaum

      no. the dad in beetlejuice is alec baldwin.

      May 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • pinostabaum

      oh, my bad. its jeffery jones. baldwin is the one haunting him.

      May 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SPENT

    So have 1000's throughout the world on the same day! SO WHAT??????????????

    May 23, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • pinostabaum

      um, we dont care about those thousands. mckean is a delightful entertainer we are familiar with. so we read the article. if the headline said: random blog commenter named SPENT breaks leg falling down steps of mothers basement... we probably would not have read the article.

      clear?

      May 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wilson Phillips

    Deeply sorry
    Wishing yopu all the best of luck in the hospital

    May 23, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. jck

    But...this pain goes to 11... X-D

    Get better. You're an epic actor who's never gotten the praise he deserves.

    May 23, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Rob

    Adrien VanVoorhees and the Adrien VanVoorhees 7 reunion tour when you get better!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
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