Spider-Man Stunt Actor Christopher Tierney Walking Again After Back Surgery Following Broadway Theater Accident
Posted on Mon Dec 27, 2010 09:11 AM PDT

spiderman200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Christopher Tierney, the stunt actor who fell 30 feet during a performance on Broadway's Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark is walking again with the help of a walker and brace. He underwent back surgery last week.

Timothy Tierney, the stunt man's father, told the New York Times his son began to walk for the first time Friday. He also said the fall could have been worse, but luckily his son tucked his body and rolled sideways as he fell.

Timothy revealed the show's director, Julie Taymor, paid this son a visit in the hospital on Christmas Eve. "They're eagerly awaiting his return. He just felt so blessed to be part of this whole creative process, and he just cannot wait to get back and perform in the show," his father added.

Christopher Tierney's injuries included a hairline fracture in his skull, a broken scapula, a broken bone close to his elbow, four broken ribs, a bruised lung and three fractured vertebrae, but doctors expect him to regain close to full mobility.

Tierney will remain in the intensive care unit until at least Monday and then stay in New York City for rehabilitation.

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