03:05 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 02/16/1999 12:00AM
Stephen King was alert and cracking jokes Sunday morning after undergoing surgery for injuries sustained when he was hit by a car while walking near his home Saturday. The horror novelist underwent several hours of surgery after he was struck by a Dodge Caravan Saturday afternoon, according to a Central Maine Medical Center hospital spokesman. NBC News reported that King will undergo further surgery this week.
Originally posted 02/08/1999 12:00AM
Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino teamed up to send their best wishes to fellow Red Sox fan Stephen King, who is recovering from injuries he suffered after being struck by a van last month. So fierce is King's loyalty to the Sox that in his latest scary story, "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," he makes reference to the team's ace relief pitcher. "We all love Tom Gordon," Menino wrote on a giant get-well card, which will remain in the Boston Public Library for a few weeks in order that members of the public might sign it, too.
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