Peter Jackson to hospital

Peter Jackson to hospital

Filming for the highly-anticipated and much-troubled “Hobbit” has hit another snag. A spokesperson for director/producer Sir Peter Jackson announced this morning that he was rushed to surgery for a perforated ulcer and that will delay filming of the movie.

Jackson, 49, complained of severe abdominal pains on Wednesday and after examination by his doctor was admitted to a Wellington, New Zealand hospital for immediate surgery.

“Sir Peter is currently resting comfortably and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery,” spokesperson Melissa Booth said in a press release. She went on to say that Jackson wanted fans to know that the surgery “is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to the Hobbit beyond a slight delay to the start of filming.”
Currently the release date of the first of the two-part films is still on target for December 2012.
An exact date for beginning of filming was not mentioned in the press release. However, since the original date was mid-February one can assume a good month or more from that time.



maven 1 February, 2011 at 20:08 0

Jan. 31, 2011 - Jackson is now in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Wellington Hospital in New Zealand after surgery.

Publicist Melissa Booth said Monday that Jackson was "doing well" but would be in the hospital for at least a few more days. She said doctors expect Jackson to make a full recovery.

Lord Elrond 2 February, 2011 at 12:04 0

Phew, this is great news :)

dukaPPS 2 February, 2011 at 21:50 0