Bizarre, and almost tragic, celebrity incident on the Upper West Side yesterday:
Actor Michael McKean was struck by a car at the corner of Broadway & 86th.
The accident occurred around 3:00 pm yesterday. Mr. McKean, an Upper West Sider, was rushed to St. Luke’s hospital — early reports indicate he suffered a broken leg and facial lacerations.
The Daily News has some graphic photos of the scene, including a bloodied McKean, 64, being placed on a backboard.
Mr. McKean’s acting resume spans the past five decades. He’s probably best known for his roles in Lavern & Shirley, Spinal Tap, and various Christopher Guest “mockumentaries.” He is currently appearing on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” (New York Times coverage here & here).
Regarding the accident’s impact on his ability to perform, McKean’s publicist Harriet Sternberg told the Daily News:
“It’s the first time he will have ever missed a curtain in his entire life,” Sternberg said. “He’s never missed stage, screens in film or television. His understudy has never gone on in 40-plus years,” she said.
Mr. McKean is the second celebrity to be struck by a car on the Upper West Side in recent months. Last fall, actor Paul Sorvino was hit by a car at Amsterdam & 79th.
H/t to MUW readers @JLPinNYC, @DavidsUniverse, and Eileen.
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