Spider-Man actor walking after fall


Reeve Carney who plays Spider-Man, hands out autographs outside the Foxwoods Theatre in Times Square, New York (AP)

The stunt actor who fell 30ft while playing Spider-Man on Broadway is walking again, and his father says he cannot wait to return to the role.

Christopher Tierney’s father said the actor walked on Saturday for the first time since his fall during Monday’s performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Tim Tierney said his son was spending the Christmas holiday with his mother and brother in the hospital while recovering from back surgery.

Director Julie Taymor visited his son in the hospital on Christmas Eve, he said.

Spider-Man, the most expensive Broadway show to date, had to cancel two preview performances after the fall.

It had a scheduled night off on Friday, but the production is returning to the stage on Saturday.

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