Injured 'Spider-Man' Actor Leaves ICU, Heads to Rehab
Christopher Tierney, who suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae after a fall during a performance, has begun inpatient rehabilitation.
Christopher Tierney, the stunt actor who was injured after falling 30 feet during a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, was released from Bellevue hospital and transferred to a New York City rehab facility for inpatient rehabilitation.
On Tuesday, Tierney was able to walk with the help of a full-torso brace before his hospital discharge.
On Dec. 20, he fell during a performance of the problem-riddled musical. His injuries included a "hairline skull fracture, four broken ribs, a bruised lung, internal bleeding and cracks in three lumbar vertebrae," according to the Associated Press.
He is one of four people connected to the $65 million Broadway show to sustain significant injuries due to the production.
On Wednesday, his mother, Catherine Tierney, told The Hollywood Reporter that the high public interest in her son came as a surprise and that the actor is going "great."
"I'm just so surprised this is so huge," she said. "It's huge for me since this is my son. But it's just so surprising the level of interest from the rest of the world.
"I'm waiting for my son to tell his own story," she added. "But he is doing great."