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Michael McKean of Spinal Tap (& much more) hit by car in NYC

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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