A stuntman who was injured in Broadway's troubled "Spider-Man" musical is scheduled to leave his rehabilitation center on Wednesday, January 5 and will continue treatment in New York. Christopher Tierney was forced to spend Christmas, December 25 under doctors' care after falling from a ledge during a performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on December 20.
Tierney suffered several broken ribs, a fractured elbow, a bruised lung, three fractured vertebrae and a cracked skull, and subsequently underwent back surgery. But the 31 year old continues to make good progress in his recovery - he was transferred from the intensive care unit at New York's Bellevue Hospital to an inpatient rehab facility in the city on Thursday, December 30. And now show spokesman Rick Miramontez has confirmed Tierney will be released from a rehab facility later this week.
Tierney's family tells the Associated Press he will continue treatment in New York.
Safety inspectors have given director Julie Taymor the all-clear to proceed with the production despite four cast members sustaining injuries. The show is scheduled to open officially on February 7, 2011.