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Actor Who Fell in "Spider-Man" Musical has Successful Back Surgery

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Christopher Tierney, the actor who fell 30 feet off the set of the $65 million production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" last week is walking again after back surgery. Tierney is supposed to gain full mobility after recovering from a roster of injuries that included a hairline skull fracture, four broken ribs, a bruised lung, internal bleeding and cracks in three lumbar vertebrae.

Via Huffington Post:  Julie Taymor, the director and co-writer of the $65 million production, visited the injured actor in the hospital on Christmas Eve, Tierney said. The show – the most expensive ever on Broadway – has been plagued by technical glitches, money woes and three other injuries, including a concussion and two broken wrists.

“They’re eagerly awaiting his return,” the actor’s father said from his home in Portsmouth, N.H. “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.”

 

Tierney’s doctors have given no specific time line for when he can go back to work.  However, his father is optomistic. The show which people are starting to say is cursed is the most expensive ever on Broadway. It has been plagued by technical glitches, money woes and three other injuries, including a concussion and two broken wrists.