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. Administrator

    Reblogged this on RadioMaxMusic Internet Radio.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rich

    So his understudy has never worked a day in 40 years and still got paid – pretty cool job IMO lol

    May 23, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. 18E

    Goes to 11

    May 23, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    He was brilliant in "This Is Spinal Tap".
    Best wishes for a fast recovery.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Valis

    Get well soon, Michael! He was funny as hell as Gibby in the 'Dream On' series for HBO. I loved his character, and he is a better actor than Ben Ben or Malick ever 'dreamed on' of being.

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

    I live right around the corner...it is a terrible intersection....my guess is that the M86 bus was turning right onto Bway and some car went around it and hit him....When I first read this I thought it might have happened yesterday when some scaffolding fell on that corner.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. ReadsTheNews

    Walking to work today I was bumped by a passerby. Should I be checked for nectrotizing fasciitis?

    May 23, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Edwin

      Did you read the article? He broke his leg... so why the obnoxious and pointless comment?

      May 23, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. ReadsTheNews

    Michael – Be sure to check for nectrotizing fasciitis.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Robert

    Get well soon!

    May 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. TrekkieGT

    Break a leg....Oh. Never mind.

    May 23, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. midnitecowboy

    Hey, I'm walkin' here!

    May 23, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. tonysgirl1959

    Doesn't anyone remember him as Lenny Koznowski on Laverne & Shirley? It's weird that the article didn't even mention it. I thought that was his famous role. Anyway, feel better soon, Michael! 🙂

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

      Amazing - I didn't even notice until I read your comment! I always wondered what happened to him as an actor...

      May 23, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Squiggy

    He was hilarious as Lenny on Laverne & Shirley. Lenny & Squiggy really made that show!

    May 23, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dave in Ohio

    Actors are always being told to break a leg, so when one finally does, he takes the night off? What's up with that?

    May 23, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mark

    First, get well soon, Michael! I thought you were great in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and hope someday we see the three-hour version so we know how the guys ended up in Wisconsin, for which you were state police officer in the film.

    Second, although your understudy for sure hopes you get well soon, I'm sure he's surprised he'll get to perform. It reminds me of Sam Beckett when he had to perform Don Quixote after the main actor performed the character 700 times in a rown on Quantum Leaps, "Catch a Falling Star."

    May 23, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
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