Poor Peter Jackson just can’t catch a break. Just when everything for The Hobbit seemed to be coming together he’s hit with a health problem. The Oscar winning director recently underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, which has caused him and The Hobbit to have a slight set back.

A publicist representing The Hobbit films released an official statement today regarding Jackson’s condition.

Sir Peter Jackson was admitted to Wellington Hospital on Wednesday night with acute stomach pains. He subsequently underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer. Sir Peter is currently resting comfortably and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. Sir Peter’s surgery is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to The Hobbit beyond a slight delay to the start of filming.”

The film’s should be starting production soon. The Hobbit Part I and Part II are scheduled to hit theaters in December 2012 and December 2013 respectively.

We hope Jackson has a speedy and safe recovery. After everything he’s been through with getting these movies off the ground we don’t see him stopping now. Everything will be just fine.

Do you think this delay will hurt the production?

Source: Coming Soon