Director Peter Jackson in hospital puts \’Hobbit\’ on short hold


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.