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Sir Peter Jackson’s stomach ulcer scare – UPDATE

January 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm by Tehanu  - 

Sir Peter Jackson was admitted to Wellington Hospital last night with acute stomach pains, and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, according to a statement issued to the media today. Read More

UPDATE: From Hobbit publicist – “Sir Peter Jackson was admitted to Wellington Hospital on Wednesday night with acute stomach pains. He subsequently underwent 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.”

Quick Facts: A perforated ulcer is where an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach, allowing digestive juices and food to leech into the abdominal cavity. Treatment generally requires immediate surgery. JRR Tolkien himself suffered the same condition shortly before his death in 1973. However since then cases of perforated ulcer have gone down and the condition is extremely treatable. There is no need to worry on Sir Peter’s behalf, I am certain he is getting the best medical care in the world.

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11 responses to “Sir Peter Jackson’s stomach ulcer scare – UPDATE”

  1. Guest says:

    Dear Universe:

    ENOUGH. Haven’t you had your fun yet? Let these poor people make their movie, okay?

  2. Cne says:

    Where is the online get well card?

  3. Lijo says:

    Agreed! Now, just get well Peter! 🙂

  4. Tombo says:

    Is the ‘Hobbit’ cursed?

  5. neorion says:

    Wishing You all the best! Get well soon, dear Sir Peter Jackson! 🙂

  6. Joe says:

    Best of wishes to you Sir Peter and hope you have a speedy recovery!

  7. SurgicalSteel says:

    Minor nitpick – per Carpenter’s biography of Tolkien, he didn’t have a perforated ulcer. He had a bleeding ulcer. They’re two different things. A perforated ulcer is just what you described. With a bleeding ulcer, there’s been erosion into a blood vessel causing hemorrhage. Two different things.

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