VIDEO: Spider-Man Star Describes Harrowing Onstage Fall
"The last thing I remember was, like, uh, just going, 'Oh, God,'" Christopher Tierney says in his first interview.
Christopher Tierney, star of Broadway's long-plagued Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, is opening up for the first time about his scary 20-ft. onstage fall Dec. 20.
"The last thing I remember was, like, uh, just going, 'Oh, God,' " he tells WCBS-TV news in an interview airing Monday night. "I was falling, and then I saw, once I hit the darkness of the stage, I had to just turn it real quick, so I wasn't going to fall on my head and I crashed on my back."
Tierney, 32 -- who suffered four broken ribs; a hairline skull fracture; a broken scapula, or shoulder blade; a bruised lung; three cracked vertebrae; and several broken bones below -- moved into a rehabilitation center Dec. 28 after recovering at NYC's Bellevue Hospital.
He is expected to be released sometime this week, his father, Tim, told CNN Sunday.
"He is up. He is walking and just doing very well," he said, adding that his son still hopes to return to the show, which, with its $65 million budget, is the most expensive production in Broadway history.
Tierney is the fourth cast member to have been seriously injured in the show.
Despite the offstage drama, the show is still expected to open officially Feb. 7.