‘Spider-Man’ Star Admits He May Be ‘Slightly’ Nuts Returning to the Show
“I can’t wait — I’m ready to put on the harness right now and fly around,” says Christopher Tierney who fell 30 feet off a platform while performing in December
Christopher Tierney, who fell 30 feet off a platform while performing in December in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated his first day back to the show Monday.
“I can’t wait — I’m ready to put on the harness right now and fly around,” Tierney told the New York Times and other reporters.
Tierney, who said he is “85, 90 percent” recovered from his fall as a result of strength conditioning and other rehabilitation efforts, said he is still training, “but I’m pretty there — I wouldn’t be here right now if there was a problem.”
One reporter asked Tierney if he was “nuts” to rejoin the show given his past injury.
“Yes, slightly,” he replied. He then added, “Anybody who knows me longer than 10 minutes…,” but trailed off.
He and his fellow cast members are perfectly safe, he stressed, explaining that an additional set of safety protocols were put in place for the musical’s flying and acrobatic sequences after the accident.
Spider-Man remains on hiatus until May 12 when preview performances begin. It is set to officially open June 14.