Michael McKean, an actor known for his roles in “This Is Spinal Tap” and other Christopher Guest mockumentaries, was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon and hospitalized, his rep told the Associated Press.
McKean was hit on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, the AP reports. Police said the actor is in stable condition and his rep, Harriet Sternberg, said he has a broken leg.
The New York Daily News has published three photos purportedly from the scene of the accident, one of which shows a man believed to be McKean on a spine board, his face bloodied. According to the Daily News, two other people were taken to St. Luke’s as a result of the accident.
Filmmaker Michael Moore said on Twitter that he walked by the scene, adding “Here’s 2 a speedy recovery for a gr8 guy.” Tony winning actor Harvey Fierstein tweeted, “Michael McKean hit by a car. Most unhappy about this. Sending healing thoughts to my brother. Most unhappy.”
The actor, who also played Squiggy’s best buddy Lenny on “Laverne & Shirley,” is currently appearing in Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” on Broadway. The show is nominated for two Tonys, including best revival of a play.
Sternberg told the Daily News that “it’s the first time he will have ever missed a curtain in his entire life. ... He’s never missed stage, screens in film or television. His understudy has never gone on in 40-plus years.”