'Spinal Tap' star McKean injured in car accident

'Spinal Tap' star McKean injured in car accident

Actor Michael McKean, who portrayed the lead singer in the film 'This Is Spinal Tap', has been injured in a road accident in New York City.

Harriet Sternberg, a McKean spokeswoman, said he suffered a broken leg in the accident, which happened at a junction in Manhattan's Upper West Side just before 3pm local time yesterday.

McKean, 64, was taken to St Luke's Hospital, where he was said by police to be in a stable condition.

McKean played David St Hubbins in 'This Is Spinal Tap', the celebrated 1984 film about a spoof heavy metal band. He also played Lenny in the hit television comedy show 'Laverne & Shirley'.

He is currently starring in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal's political drama 'Best Man'.

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