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4 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2011 - 2:09PM #1
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Of course, it's not exactly world-shaking news, but, nevertheless, it is  news, and Sir Peter is resting comfortably in Wellington Hospital after surgery for a stomach ulcer:

This means that filming on The Hobbit will be postponed yet again.

But the good news, for Sir Peter at least, is that, since hospitals are free here, he won't have to pay for his stay!

BTW: For those unfamiliar with New Zealand, Wellington is the capital of this country.

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4 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2011 - 2:52PM #2
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Hmmm...I read on a website for Tolkien fans that filming of The Hobbit would not be postponed.   Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery.

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4 years ago  ::  Jan 30, 2011 - 7:15PM #3
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I'd read about it the day he was admitted. I fully understand with all the stress he's had to endure lately. I wish him a very speedy recovery.

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4 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2011 - 10:31PM #4
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