Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Spider-Man actor walking after fall

Spider-Man star Reeve Carney signs autographs outside the Foxwoods Theatre in Times Square, New York (AP)

The stunt actor who fell 30ft while playing Spider-Man on Broadway is walking again, and his father says he cannot wait to return to the role.

Christopher Tierney's father said the actor walked on Saturday for the first time since his fall during Monday's performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Spider-Man, which has music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge from U2, is the most expensive Broadway show to date, and had to cancel two preview performances after the fall.

Tim Tierney said his son was spending the Christmas holiday with his mother and brother in the hospital while recovering from back surgery.

Director Julie Taymor visited his son in the hospital on Christmas Eve, he said.

It had a scheduled night off on Friday, but the production is returning to the stage on Saturday.

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