'Spider-Man' actor leaves rehab after fall
January 6th, 2011
08:20 PM ET

'Spider-Man' actor leaves rehab after fall

A Broadway actor who fell more than 20 feet during an aerial stunt in the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," has been released from a rehabilitation center in New York, a show spokesman said.

Christopher Tierney, 31, was released from New York University's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine on Wednesday morning, spokesperson Sam Corbett said.

Tierney was moved into the institute after being discharged from Bellevue Hospital on December 28.

He suffered four broken ribs, a hairline skull fracture, a broken scapula, or shoulder blade; a bruised lung, three cracked vertebrae and broken bones below his elbow as a result of his fall, his father said.

"He is up," Tim Tierney said. "He is walking and just doing very well."

He noted that his son is looking forward to returning to the show.

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  1. drap

    Great Ceasers GHOST ! Spiderman was in rehab? did he shoot the white stuff on L Lohan?

    January 6, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Major Tom

    From up here Tobey Maguire seemed to be such nice young man...how sad.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    *Sigh*

    January 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mikey

    A broadway play with actors playing flying superheroes. Who didn't see this coming?

    January 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tam

    lmao 🙂

    January 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fiwajoye

    I want to contribute about cnn programme

    January 10, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |