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Director Peter Jackson "Doing Well" After Surgery

Director Peter Jackson "Doing Well" After Surgery
Peter Jackson at "Lovely Bones" press conference in 2009. (Marty Melville/Getty Images) Marty Melville/Getty Images

(CBS/AP) It was the health scare that made nerds (including this one) weep.

"Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson was laid low by a perforated ulcer, delaying the already troubled production of "Rings" prequel "The Hobbit."

But the news isn't quite as bleak as the life in Mordor (I'm so sorry), as Jackson is now in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Wellington Hospital in New Zealand after surgery.

Publicist Melissa Booth said Monday that Jackson was "doing well" but would be in the hospital for at least a few more days. She said doctors expect Jackson to make a full recovery.

Jackson was admitted to Wellington Hospital last Wednesday after complaining of acute stomach pains.

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