Peter Jackson recovering after surgery

Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 13:21 PM IST

Wellington: Sir Peter Jackson is recovering in the hospital after undergoing an emergency surgery for perforated stomach ulcer.

The Oscar-winning film director was admitted to Wellington Hospital on Wednesday with acute stomach pains.

Sir Peter is in a stable condition in intensive care, a Wellington Hospital spokeswoman said, reports

According to ‘The Hobbit’ publicist Melissa Booth, he would be spending several more days in hospital but doctors were pleased with his progress.