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. Maddie

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Mr. McKean! I, for one, hope that we'll see you again in another Christopher Guest spectacular. Loved you in Young Doctors in Love and as the snarky neighbor in The Brady Bunch Movie. Thank you for all the laughs you've provided.

    May 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pedestrian

    We need to better protect pedestrians and cyclists from harm though better street design.

    We are behind the curve. European cities are much more pleasant.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. loopy

    Oh no! My wishes to him for a speedy recovery!!

    May 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rocinante

    "You know, several, you know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It's just not really widely reported. " -David St Hubbins

    May 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Caffeinated Opinion


    May 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Populationboy

    Its just like The White Album but its black.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ron in California

    Who was texting???

    May 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. friedcheez

    Awww jeez. Get well soon!

    May 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Reilleyfam

    Get well soon – and turn it up to 11!!!

    May 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tb63

    "How much more black can it be? And the answer is none. None... more black!"

    I know that was Nigel and not DSH, but still one of my favorite lines.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hannah01

    Don't be so quick to judge. How do you know it wasn't the driver of the car who was at fault? After all, we're talking NY drivers, you know.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Syd

    For all the people posting "Who?": watch "This Is Spinal Tap" and a TV show from the 70s called "Laverne and Shirley" and wait for the whacky neighbors. Holy cow, I have to explain Laverne and Shirley? Crap, I'm old. When the hell did that happen?

    May 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bleedingheart

      Thanks Syd, I turned 73 today so know the feeling. I remembered the name, but wasn't sure if was Lenny or Squiggy. That dude was cool.

      May 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DaveO

    II bet A Mighty Wind came along and blew him into that car. Get well soon!

    May 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nobody you know

    I bet if he was wearing something approved by St Hubbins (the patron saint of quality footwear) he may have been able to move a little quicker and avoid the car.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cindy

    I hope he will be okay. I hope the driver was not drunk, texting, etc.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
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