Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Peter Jackson Undergoes Surgery

New Zealand's Stuff is reporting that The Hobbit Director Peter Jackson is currently hospitalized due to a perforated stomach ulcer. From Wikipedia, "A perforated ulcer, also known as a bleeding ulcer[1] or a perforated peptic ulcer[2] is a very serious condition where an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach (or other areas of the gastrointestinal tract), allowing digestive juices and food to leech into the abdominal cavity. Treatment generally requires immediate surgery."
Jackson was admitted to Wellington Hospital last night with acute stomach pains.
A statement said he had undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer. "Sir Peter is currently resting comfortably and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery."

Sir Peter's surgery is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to The Hobbit beyond a slight delay to the start of filming, the statement said. The Hobbit author JRR Tolkien suffered from a perforated ulcer before dying in 1973.
Well wishes to Peter Jackson on a safe and complete recovery.

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