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Actor Hurt In Broadway ‘Spider-Man’ Leaving Rehab

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

An actor is suspended in the air in a scene from the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” (credit: AP Photo/The O and M Co., Jacob Cohl)

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NEW YORK (AP) — A stunt actor who fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man on Broadway is scheduled to leave a rehabilitation facility within days.

Christopher Tierney suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae in the Dec. 20 fall at “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” despite having a safety harness. He underwent back surgery.

Show spokesman Rick Miramontez said Saturday that Tierney will be released from a rehab facility on Wednesday.

Tierney’s family has said he’ll be continuing treatment in New York. Tierney has relatives in Plaistow and Portsmouth, N.H.

The $65 million show is the most expensive ever on Broadway. It canceled two preview performances after the stunt actor’s fall. It reopened with new safety and security measures.

It’s scheduled to open officially on Feb. 7.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)