Just one day after being hit by a car on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, actor Michael McKean returned to Twitter to declare himself a “lucky man.”
The “This Is Spinal Tap” star tweeted late Wednesday, “Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, priceless friends; a little overwhelmed by the sweet tweets. Love all y’all.”
Indeed, after the accident McKean, who suffered a broken leg and other injuries, received tweet love from celebrities including Rob Riggle, Michael Ian Black, Patton Oswalt and Joel McHale. “The Office’s” Ed Helms said, “Hey NYC drivers, how about we avoid hitting American treasures like [Michael McKean]?!? Speedy recovery my friend!”
McKean, known for his roles in “Laverne & Shirley,” “Clue” and Christopher Guest mockumentaries including “Best In Show,” was struck after a car jumped onto a Manhattan sidewalk. The actor was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he is in stable condition.
His wife, actress Annette O’Toole, expressed gratitude in a tweet sent Wednesday: “Thank you dear people for your love and support. [Michael] and I so appreciative. He is getting great care. Spirits are good.”
There is some sad news to report. The actor has been forced to leave Broadway’s “The Best Man,” which is nominated for two Tonys. The show’s producer Jeffrey Richards told the Associated Press actor James Lecesne will take his role.
Read more “sweet tweets” sent to McKean below.
Hey NYC drivers, how about we avoid hitting American treasures like @MJMcKean?!? Speedy recovery my friend!— Ed Helms (@edhelms) May 23, 2012
My thoughts are with Michael McKean (a comedy favorite of mine), hoping for a quick recovery.— Rob Riggle (@RobRiggle) May 23, 2012
Get well soon @MJMcKean— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) May 23, 2012
Dear @MJMcKean, I heard the car lost. Good. So sorry about your accident. Get better quickly big guy.— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) May 23, 2012
All my love and strength now belongs to @MJMcKean and his family. Please do the same, Twitches.— Kevin Pollak (@kevinpollak) May 23, 2012
Sending healing thoughts and all of my best wishes to the incredibly talented Michael McKean, here's to a speedy recovery @MJMcKean— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) May 24, 2012
Hey @MJMcKean, congrats on another successful Broadway run, but when friends say "break a leg" we don't mean it literally. Feel better.— Jeffrey Ross (@realjeffreyross) May 23, 2012