The Washington Post

Michael McKean tweets he’s a ‘lucky man’ after being hit by car

Michael McKean. (Charles Sykes/AP)

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

My hope that @MJMcKean has a speedy recovery goes to 11.#seriously

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) 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


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
From clubfoot to climbing: Double amputee lives life of adventure
Learn to make traditional soup dumplings
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Play Videos
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
The rise and fall of baseball cards
How to keep your child safe in the water
Play Videos
'Did you fall from heaven?': D.C.'s pick-up lines
5 ways to raise girls to be leaders
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
How to get organized for back to school
How to buy a car via e-mail
The signature drink of New Orleans