Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double has vowed to return to work after he was seriously injured while rehearsing for the new Harry Potter movie. David Holmes, 25, was taken to Stanmore Hospital on Wednesday (28Jan09) with a back injury after falling from a harness at Leavesden Studios, near Watford, Hertfordshire, where he was practising flying scenes for the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Holmes was forced to undergo surgery at the hospital, which specialises in spinal injuries.
The stuntman is still unable to move his hands and feet, according to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
But he has asked relatives to update his online Facebook page to let friends know he is eager to make a quick recovery.
The message reads: "David wants to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and wishes. And don't worry... the stunt-runt will be back."
A statement released by Holmes' family says: "We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We are trusting in the expertise of the medical staff who are caring for David."
The U.K.'s Health and Safety Executive has opened up an investigation following the accident.