The actor who suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae when he fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man on Broadway is out of the intensive care unit and has begun inpatient rehabilitation.
Christopher Tierney fell Dec. 20 during a performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," plunging from a ledge into a stage pit despite a safety harness that should have prevented the spill.
His father, Tim Tierney, said his son was able to walk without a walker but with the help of a full-torso brace on Tuesday before being discharged from the hospital and transferred to a New York City rehab facility.
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It was also reported today that another cast member may be fleeing the production after suffering a concussion during previews
The Daily News reported that Natalize Mendoza, 30, who stars as the evil spider Arachne, is looking for a way out of the expensive, injury-plagued show. She was hit in the head by a falling rope on November 28th, the first night of previews, and returned to the role but took time off after Tierney's fall on December 20th. A spokesman for the show would not confirm Mendoza's departure, but reports say her team is working with the producers on an exit agreement.
The $65 million show--the most expensive ever on Broadway--canceled two preview performances then reopened after instituting new safety and security measures.