Former Saturday Night Live cast member and comedic actor Michael McKean, 64, is recovering in a Manhattan hospital today after he was struck by a car on the Upper West Side.
McKean, who was in the classic cult film This is Spinal Tap, was seen bleeding from the head after a car barreled into him at W. 86th St. and Broadway just before 3 p.m.
According to the NY Daily News, McKean 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.
Sternberg told reporters:
"He’ll be okay, hopefully he’ll be fine...It’s pretty devastating."
McKean’s wife, actress Annette O’Toole, was flying from Los Angeles — where the couple also has a home — to be by her husband’s side.
According to NYPD officials, no criminality was suspected in the smash-up, as two other people were taken to the same hospital, although the extent of their injuries was unknown.
McKean was slotted to perform Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in his latest Broadway role as “Dick Jensen” in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on W. 45th St., Sternberg said.
Thankfully, McKean’s injuries are not life threatening and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Photo courtesy of Susan Watts/New York Daily News Actor Michael McKean is treated at the scene of the accident at West 86th Street and Broadway on the upper West Side.