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Peter Jackson recovering from surgery

Peter Jackson is recovering from surgery for a perforated ulcer after being admitted to Wellington Hospital Wednesday night with acute stomach pains, a rep for New Line Cinema confirms to EW. Jackson is resting comfortably and doctors expect a full recovery. The procedure is only expected to delay slightly the start of filming of The Hobbit.

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Originally posted January 26 2011 — 10:47 PM EST

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