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The stuntman who fell 30 feet during a rehearsal of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is walking, according to his father.
Christopher Tierney broken several ribs, fractured his elbow, bruised his lunch and cracked his skull during the fall which left the audience screaming in horror.
On December 20 Tierney feel from a platform. It is thought that accident was due to human error. On Wednesday he had back surgery and took his first steps on Christmas Eve.
His father told the New York Times that his son was luck to be alive. He also said that his son will be attending the premiere of the show in February.
He said “My understanding is that Chris is fortunate to be alive. If they'd had to fuse Chris's vertebrae during surgery that would have just been very awkward for dancing, because his mobility would have been restricted.
"We just feel very blessed that Chris is alive and well, and thank goodness that he knew enough to roll onto his right side and land that way rather than land on his head or back. Some people fall from a lesser height than Chris and suffer more damage, even fatal damage..."
He continued "This was an accident, pure and simple. He's just chomping at the bit to return to dancing, to go back to Spider-Man. He loves this production so much. I haven't had a chance to see it, but we have tickets for opening night. It looks like Chris will be in the audience with us that night, and we'll be glad to have him there."