Illusionist Roy Horn Walking Again

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Illusionist Roy Horn is said to be walking again, five months after he was mauled by a tiger.

A spokeswoman for the Siegfried and Roy duo says Horn is getting around with the help of a wheeled walking aid. Claudia Dressler says Horn has "strong willpower" and is training intensively.

Horn was attacked by a 300-pound white tiger during a sold-out performance last October at The Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas. His partner, magician Siegfried Fischbacher, has downplayed Horn's injuries, describing the illusionist's wound as "a little punch hole" on the left side of his neck, but MGM Mirage officials say Horn has a long recovery ahead of him.

The duo's long-running show has been closed.


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