Posted in movies | music on May 23, 2012

Michael McKean

"Actor Michael McKean, who starred in the film "This is Spinal Tap" and TV's "Laverne and Shirley," was recovering Tuesday night in a Manhattan hospital after he was struck by a car on the upper West Side, police sources said.

McKean, 64, who played Lenny on the hit television show, was seen bleeding from the head after a car barreled into him at W. 86th St. and Broadway just before 3 p.m., witnesses and the FDNY said.

The actor, who also portrayed Spinal Tap's lead singer and guitarist David St. Hubbins in the cult classic "This is Spinal Tap," was initially taken to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

His status was upgraded to stable condition at the hospital where doctors discovered he had a broken leg, according to his publicist Harriet Sternberg. [Daily News]

Ouch! But it sounds like he's doing ok (though he won't be able to perform his latest Broadway role as "Dick Jensen" in Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" this Wednesday - it will be the first time he's ever missed work according to the Daily News.)

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Comments (19)

"It's an unusual name, well, he was an unusual saint, he's not a very well known saint."

Get well soon Michael!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:20 AM

! Feel better Michael!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:27 AM

Yeah I saw the ambulances there yesterday afternoon from a couple blocks away. I grew up near there and it is NOT a safe intersection; watch your ass when you step off the curb. Get better soon dude....

Posted by joshua sanders | May 23, 2012 11:47 AM

You would think that someone named for the patron saint of exotic footwear would be more fleet on his feet.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:50 AM

FUCK THE NAPKIN!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:51 AM

He didn't step off the curb- 2 cars collided, jumped the curb and hit him while he was on the sidewalk.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:58 AM

11:58 - that sounds like a true icky deal

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:03 PM

At least it wasn't Squiggy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:30 PM

@11:50 - It's "quality" footwear. Know your saints!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:34 PM

FEEL BETTER & TURN THE MEDS UP TO 11

Posted by Blag | May 23, 2012 12:42 PM

The New York Daily News posted pictures online of him being loaded into the stretcher and covered in blood. That shit rag magazine can't go under fast enough. Disgraceful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:42 PM

^ yeah I thought that was pretty weird. Even if he wasn't famous... why would they show that?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:00 PM

"It really does give you perspective on things, doesn't it?"

"Not too much! Not too much fucking perspective, now!"

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:05 PM

I heard he was walking around Broadway in the nude talking to Frohawk right before he got hit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:32 PM

Hello Jeanine

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:24 PM

Michael Mckean is a talented guy.

Do the police ever stop these bad drivers like the morons taking right turns & not using their brakes when pedestrians are trying to get across?
This is happening too often & its sad to see all the memorials at intersections for pedestrians or cyclists hit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 2:52 AM

i feel sorry for him, hope he recovers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 9:49 AM

252, Police only stop people if they are black, brown, or affiliated w OWS.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 10:09 AM

she has pretty eyes.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 3:01 PM

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