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Michael McKean in good spirits after being hit by car

In this April 14, 2012 photo, Michael McKean arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York.
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In this April 14, 2012 photo, Michael McKean arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York.
Michael McKean arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York on April 14, 2012.
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(CBS News) Michael McKean appears to be in good spirits after being hit by a car in New York City earlier this week.

The "This is Spinal Tap" star called himself a "lucky man" in a message posted Wednesday night on Twitter.

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"Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, priceless friends; a little overwhelmed by the sweet tweets. Love all y'all," he wrote.

His wife, actress Annette O'Toole, also posted a message of gratitude on her own Twitter page.

"Thank you dear people for your love and support," she said. "@MJMcKean and I so appreciative. He is getting great care. Spirits are good. Grateful, we."

McKean suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a car at West 86th Street and Broadway in Manhattan just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The injury has forced the actor out of his part in the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man." Producer Jeffrey Richards said that McKean's role will now be played by actor James Lecesne.

"I understand from his team that he has never missed a performance in his career," Richards said in a release, according to the Associated Press. "So this is the kind of first we are reluctant to announce."