A stuntman who was badly injured in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN musical is marking his recovery by rejoining the cast next week (beg25 Apr11).
Christopher Tierney suffered several broken ribs, a fractured elbow, a bruised lung, three fractured vertebrae and a cracked skull when he fell from a ledge during a showing of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in December (10).
Following the accident, Tierney underwent back surgery and spent Christmas (10) in hospital - but after several months undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation centre, Tierney is now fighting fit.
He is expected to resume rehearsals with the rest of the cast next Monday (25Apr11) and perform on the show's opening night in June (11).
Producer Michael Cohl tells the Associated Press, "His back's fine. They've taken the bolts and the nuts and everything out."