Scooter Sidelines Steven Spielberg
Call him Steven Spill-berg. According to his spokesman, the filmmaker is undergoing physical therapy as he recovers from minor injuries sustained when he fell off his scooter near his Hamptons, N.Y., home a few days after Thanksgiving. Spielberg twisted his knee, but didn’t break any bones or suffer injuries to his head, spokesman Marvin Levy announced in Los Angeles Friday. The director, who is sporting a brace on his knee, is not expected to require surgery, and will continue working on current projects, including the post-production of “Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise and the pre-production of “Catch Me If You Can,” set to star Leonardo DiCaprio. Spielberg, who will turn 55 this Friday, has since returned to Los Angeles, where he is “back doing just about all the things he needs to do. He’s just not as mobile,” said Levy. The last time Spielberg made news of a medical nature was for something far more serious. In February 2000, during a routine physical examination, the filmmaker’s “doctor discovered an irregularity on his kidney,” Levy said at the time. Further details were never provided. Spielberg’s kidney was subsequently removed at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and he was said to have made a full recovery.