‘Spinal Tap’ star Michael McKean discharged from hospital following car accident

McKean will now have to undergo 'extensive rehab' after breaking his leg

Spinal Tap star Michael McKean has been released from hospital after being hit by a car last week.

McKean, who played rock singer David St Hubbins in the classic 1984 spoof This is Spinal Tap, has been discharged from St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, and will attend the Roosevelt Hospital for ‘extensive rehab’, reports TMZ.

McKean was left in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by an out-of-control car on May 23. The actor, who is 64, suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg and facial lacerations when he was hit by a car while walking to a theatre in New York.

McKean was starring in Broadway play The Best Man and was en route to perform when he was hit. Two other people were also hurt in the accident.

Speaking to TMZ, the actor said: “I am heading into week two with renewed admiration for New York City’s Emergency Medical Service staff, the NYPD, the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital… and all those with problems much greater than my own.”