Christopher Tierney, the stunt actor who fell over 20 feet while performing as part of the U2 scored Spider-Man musical will be released from hospital “…within days”, a spokesman for the show has said.
Tierney was hospitalized after he fell over 20 feet while attempting to perform a stunt during a performance on December 20. His harness failed and as a result of the fall he suffered a fractured skill and cracked vertebrae. He was subsequently forced to undergo back surgery and has since been recovering in a rehabilitation facility.
According to Associated Press, Rick Miramontez, the official spokesman for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has said that Tierney will be released on Wednesday (January 5) and will continue his recovery with his family in New Hampshire.
The show, which is running at New York‘s Foxwoods Theatre, cancelled two performances following the incident, but has since re-opened after implementing new safety precautions.
The production, which has been scored by U2’s Bono and The Edge, is currently scheduled to open formally on February 7.