Peter Jackson recovering from surgery

Peter Jackson is recovering from surgery for a perforated ulcer after being admitted to Wellington Hospital Wednesday night with acute stomach pains, a rep for New Line Cinema confirms to EW. Jackson is resting comfortably and doctors expect a full recovery. The procedure is only expected to delay slightly the start of filming of The Hobbit.

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  • JK

    Work related stress?

    • elaine

      I thought the same thing!

      • Amanda Kiwinerd

        Ulcers are born of bacteria and sometimes smoking. It’s a disproven misconception that stress causes ulcers. Get a clue!

      • Liva

        @Amanda Stress affects the immune system, which can lead to bacterial ‘complications’, no?

        It’s the morning, why so snippy?

  • Bobbit

    This movie is CURSED! Cursed, I tell you! Another Poltergeist.

    • Frank

      Dumb. There was no curse. Stupid Hollywood myth.

  • Jerv

    The ring is treacherous…

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    Aw, hope PJ feels better soon! They can’t do the movie without him. He’s the real star.

  • jason

    poor PJ this production has given him so much stress that it gave him an ulcer. holy crap

  • Saracen Riggins

    I just had to get on here to say that I must watch too much Fringe, becuase I read “Peter Jackson” and immediately had to think to realize it wasn’t talkinga bout Joshua Jackson a.k.a. Peter on Fringe :) Haha

  • muj

    The same thing that actually killed J.R.R Tolkien? weird.

  • muj

    the same thing that killed J.R.R Tolkien? weird.

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