Injured Spider-Man Actor now walks and talks, hopes to return to the Broadway showBy Angel Cuala on Jan 4, 2011 in Entertainment, United States •
Christopher Tierney, who was reported earlier to be the injured Spider-Man actor, can now walk and even talked about his bad experience, and says he hopes to return to the Broadway show.
Tierney, the actor who fell on the stage from about 30 feet high on December 20, 2010, while performing a live stunt in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”, and spend eight days at the Bellevue Hospital Center is now recovering, and was exclusively interviewed by WCBS-TV news on Monday.
“The last thing I remember was, like, uh, just going, ‘Oh, God,’ ” Christopher Tierney said on the interview.
“I was falling, and then I saw, once I hit the darkness of the stage, I had to just turn it real quick, so I wasn’t going to fall on my head and I crashed on my back.” The actor added.
Apparently, the 32-year old stuntman suffered four broken ribs, a hairline skull fracture, a broken scapula, a bruised lung, three cracked vertebrae and broken bones below his elbow; but says he is hoping to be back on the show soon.
The accident happened Monday, and the Wednesday shows were canceled as officials from the New York State Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted an investigation.
The Spider-Man show, which was said to be worth $65 million, resumed the next day after new safety precaution was established to avoid the same accident.
Christopher Tierney was the fourth cast member to be involved in an accident related to the show, while the show’s lead actress Natalie Mendoza who was injured when a weighted rope hit her in the head during a preview performance recently decided to leave the show for good.
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