Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Spider-Man's injured aerialist, Christopher Tierney, speaks out

'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' has had a lot of attention lately due to all of the problems that have plagued the show.  (Read our coverage here, here and here) The biggest attention has been the injury that happened to aerialist Christopher Tierney last month when he fell 30 feet in front of an audience. Earlier this evening CBS New York aired an interview with Christopher to talk about what happened.



Wow, that dude is one bundle of energy.  (Pain killers are gooood....allegedly.)  And I think he let it out that whoever it was that was the stage hand that hooked him in the harness was at fault. Christopher said that he was tethered to the line, but the line wasn't tethered to the stage.  He then went on to talk about water under the bridge and forgiving.    

It also makes me wonder if the producers of the show cleared him to give the interview.  As far as we know, Christopher is still employed by the production. And believe you me, at this point they want to protect every little bit of information about any problems, or accidents.  

In related news, it was announced this evening that T.V. Carpio (Across The Universe) would be replacing Natalie Mendoza as the character Aracne in the show.  Natalie dropped out of the show after getting a concussion from being hit on the head by a piece of equipment.  The good news is that both injured performers are recovering.  As to whether the show is...we'll see what happens in February.

POPped between the moon and New York City
Jungle Jesse

Source: CBS New York, The Hollywood Reporter 

UPDATE:
We just got sent this video showing The Green Goblin getting stuck over the audience during a preview performance.  I love our followers!

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