'Lord of the Rings' director Sir Peter Jackson is in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Wellington Hospital after surgery for a perforated ulcer.
Publicist Melissa Booth said today that Sir Peter was “doing well” but would be in the hospital for at least a few more days.
She said doctors expect Sir Peter to make a full recovery.
Sir Peter was admitted to Wellington Hospital last Wednesday after complaining of acute stomach pains.
His illness has delayed the start of filming of 'The Hobbit', the two-part prequel to his Academy Award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.
Production of 'The Hobbit' had previously been troubled by financial issues and the departure of its initial director Guillermo del Toro.