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. BOb the Prairie Dog

    Only one thing to do now: Jazz Odyssey!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Big Ragu

    Ok who ran over Lenny?

    May 23, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. CNN Gal

    Get well – Mr McKean. I used to love your character as "Lenny" on Laverne and Shirley. Man – did I age myself.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. BEST WISHES

    Hope you feel better soon, Michael!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. Name*TX4UREXKARLENE

    Always Loved Lenny 😉

    May 23, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • ReadsTheNews

      Does this papercut look okay to you?

      May 23, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Squiggy

    Really, the only thing you mention is Spinal Tap. He's best known as my pal and buddy Lenny from Laverne and Shirley. Get Well Soon!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • KBVETTE

      I'm glad you mentioned that, but he played Lenny, not Squiggy. This isn't the first article I've seen written about this that doesn't mention his Laverne & Shirley role.

      May 23, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      Wait... he played Lenny? And all I could think about was the song "Big Bottom" from Tap.

      May 23, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    Speedy recovery to Michael Mc Kean! Just saw him in an "ancient" movie, "Earth Girls Are Easy" & he was so perfect in his role as the surfer dude/pool man, who thought the aliens were "finnish dudes!" He appears to have an impeccable work ethic- never missed a curtain call in 40 years? Which 1 of us can say we haven't missed a day of work in 40 years? Dan? Any job that pays a salary is, well, a Job!!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Daisy

    Hey maybe the understudy ran him over.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      LOL, that's very clever! : D

      May 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. Synapse

    Get well, soon ! Time to turn it up to 11.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. BRod

    Stefan Vanderhoof! I hope he recovers fast!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tom V

    Best wishes from a 'Clue' fan – now go home and sleep with your wife!!

    May 23, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Akira

      I bet when the cops arrived on the scene, he said "I didn't do it!"

      May 23, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. Liebster Welpe

    Was Lenny drunk\?

    May 23, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Peter

    Conspiracy Keanu says, "What if his understudy is the one who hit him?"

    May 23, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. rtbrno65

    I like how he and Squiggy were always trying to get in Laverne and Shirley's pants. They would burst into the apartment, hit on the girls with some one liners, and then get kicked out by the girls once their intentions became obvious. They would also interact with Edna Garrett, Phil De Fazio, and The Big Ragu. Ragu would occaisonally beat up Squiggy.

    May 23, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. rtbrno65

    Michael! If you're reading this, SPINAL TAP SEQUEL! PLEASE! Also I'm glad that it was your leg that got run over and not your head or your genitals.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
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