Multiple outlets are reporting that Peter Jackson has been hospitalized for a “perforated ulcer”. Ouch. Here’s what New Zealand’s Stuff.co.nz said:
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.
No word on exactly how long the delay will be, but according to some cursory research I’ve done, I’m guessing his involvement will be delayed a few weeks to a month or so. I’m sure the rest of the work on the film will continue to move forward.