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Michael McKean Struck by Car in New York City

Actor Michael McKean is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car in New York City on Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News.

McKean, best known for his roles in "This is Spinal Tap" and as Lenny in "Laverne & Shirley," was initially rushed to St. Luke's in critical condition. He was later upgraded to stable condition and is now on the mend in a Manhattan hospital with a broken leg.

“He’ll be okay, hopefully he’ll be fine” said his publicist Harriet Sternberg. “It’s pretty devastating.”

No arrests were made following the crash. McKean wasn't the only victim -- three others were taken to the hospital after the 3 pm accident at W. 86th St. and Broadway on the Upper West Side.

His unexpected hospital stay will force McKean, 64, to miss his Wednesday night performance as Dick Jensen in Gore Vidal's Broadway show "The Best Man."

"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."