Injured Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Broadway star Christopher Tierney took his first steps this past Friday since falling more than 20-feet doing a stunt during a Dec. 20 preview performance.
Now, the 32-year-old is opening up about the onstage accident for the first time. “The last thing I remember was, like, uh, just going, ‘Oh, God,'” Tierney tells WCBS-TV news.
“I was falling, and then I saw, once I hit the darkness of the stage, I had to just turn it real quick, so I wasn’t going to fall on my head and I crashed on my back.”
The stuntman suffered four broken ribs, a hairline skull fracture, a broken scapula, a bruised lung, three cracked vertebrae and broken bones below his elbow after his harness came loose during the climax of the Broadway production.
New safety precautions and rules were put in place for the $65 million production, which has seen four cast members injured.
Tierney’s father, Tim, says that, incredibly, his son is planning to return to the show.