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. Kay

    Feel better soon, Lenny!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. John

    And no mention of his background including Laverne and Shirley in the 1970's???

    May 23, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Marco

    Yes...too funny!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Amom

    Loved him in Best in Show. It is one of those movies that gets better every time you watch it. Get well soon, we are rooting for you.

    May 23, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. TSRVT

    When they said 'break a leg' they didn't mean it literally, Michael!

    May 23, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. El Puko

    Get well, Mr. St. Hubbins!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Phillylama

      The patron saint of quality footwear...

      May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. maximusvad

    This one goes to eleven.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dee G

    Poor Lenny! Feel better, man!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Glenn S. Ferguson

    Wishing Michael all the best and a speedy recovery...

    May 23, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. 67cz

    hopefully the hospital sandwiches have the same size bread and deli meats....
    and the volume on his TV goes up to 11

    May 23, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. dingleberrydouchbag

    Perhaps he should have investigated the Diccio Case a little harder.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Bemused

      A "Coneheads" movie reference!! Okay, we can shut down the internet, I 've seen it all now. (Seriously though, that movie was way underappreciated.)

      May 23, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. HOLadd1

    Where's the patron saint of quality footwear when you need him?

    May 23, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

    So glad it wasn't more serious. Get well soon!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. ipmutt

    well we have a whole page full of worthless stories and everything is stupid diversion stories to keep from reporting the real news. Layoffs left and right. No job growth. Debt piling up. Obamanomics driving US to irrellevence. Obama leadership in hiding for nearly four years strait. Obama care has split the nation into those getting a free ride and the rest who do not want it. Vote Obama and the democrats out and give the US a chance to recover.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Bemused

      Thank God you're here to give us the real scoop :::eyeroll:::
      See? Your guidance counselor was wrong, your life ISN'T a complete and total waste!

      May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. FoolKiller

    “It’s the first time he will have ever missed a curtain in his entire life,” Break a leg... um, never mind.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
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