Injured SPIDER-MAN actor Christopher Tierney has left the intensive care unit and has been transferred to a New York City rehabilitation facility, according to his father. Tim Tierney added that his son is now able to walk with the help of a full-torso brace.
"I'm just so surprised this is so huge," said the actor's mother, Catherine Tierney. "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." She added that Christopher is "doing great, and will continue to do great."
Mrs. Tierney told the Hollywood Reporter that she would not be elaborating on the situation. "I'm waiting for my son to tell his own story," she said.
On December 20, Christopher Tierney suffered an accident which caused the actor to fall 30 feet. Tierney sustained a fracture in his skull, a broken scapula, a broken bone close to his elbow, 4 broken ribs, a bruised lung and 3 fractured vertebrae.
The production's opening night, (previously set for January 11, 2011) is still set to open on Monday, February 7. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street).
For tickets and more information, visit www.SpiderManOnBroadway.com.