- Associated Press - Saturday, January 1, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - A stunt actor who fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man on Broadway is scheduled to go home within days.

Christopher Tierney suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae in the Dec. 20 fall at “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” despite having a safety harness. He underwent back surgery.

Show spokesman Rick Miramontez said Saturday that Tierney will be released from a rehabilitation facility on Wednesday.

Tierney’s family has said he’ll be continuing treatment in New York. Tierney has relatives in Plaistow and Portsmouth, N.H.

The $65 million show is the most expensive ever on Broadway. It canceled two preview performances after the stunt actor’s fall. It reopened with new safety and security measures.

It’s scheduled to open officially on Feb. 7.

(This version CORRECTS family says Tierney will be continuing treatment in NY, not recovering in NH.)


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