Michael McKean in good spirits after accident
May 24th, 2012
11:29 AM ET

Michael McKean in good spirits after accident

Michael McKean's recent NYC accident didn't scare away his sense of humor.

The actor, who's currently cast in Broadway's "The Best Man" and is also famous for his role as Lenny on ‘70s sitcom fave “Laverne and Shirley," is reportedly cracking jokes days after he was struck by a car in New York City.

According to the New York Post, McKean - who was mowed down by a runaway cab Tuesday as he strolled down the sidewalk of New York’s Upper West Side - is on the mend and in good spirits following the shocking accident.

"We always tell each other to break a leg in this business. I never thought it would happen to me this way!" he reportedly told "The Best Man's" producer, referring to his literally broken leg and the facial lacerations he received.

According to the paper, McKean had surgery on Wednesday.

It’s not yet clear when the actor will return to the Tony-nominated play, which also stars James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack, John Larroquette and Candice Bergen, but reports indicate the production's using an understudy as McKean recovers.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Michael Mario Calaizzo

    Penny Marshall has been Nursing him along.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Michael Callaizzo Sr.

    Does Cindy Williams know about this.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Calaizzo

    He is one super actor.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Annie

    I'm glad he wasn't badly hurt or killed. I really like him.
    Lenny-He has Twitter. https://twitter.com/#!/MJMcKean

    May 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lenny

    How can i get in touch with Michael? Many people mistake me for him and I even gave his autograph 4 times when I lived in Hawaii........

    May 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Leon David Peris


    May 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Leon David Peris

    he is one of our brightest stars.

    May 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anne Geraldine Urkowitz

    he will be back soon.

    May 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |

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