According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hobbit director Peter Jackson was taken to a hospital in New Zealand Wednesday with acute stomach pains.
Jackson went to to Wellington Hospital on Wednesday night and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, according to a statement from the production. He is said to be resting comfortably, and 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,” according to the statement.
Filming was scheduled to start sometime next month.