I hope he's doing better, but magician/illusionist Roy Horn was mauled by a nine-year-old tiger during last night's 'Siegfried & Roy' show. He was hurt pretty badly; otherwise I would make some joke about glitter pants or something. (I reserve the right to make a joke at a later date).
It was the tiger's first ever appearance on stage. According to FoxNews.com:
People attending the show Friday night at The Mirage said the tiger lunged at Horn shortly after he led it on stage, and that he tried to beat the animal off with a microphone.
"We honestly thought it was part of the show, we didn't know what was going on," said Sharna Wiblen, who was in the audience. Andy Cushman, also in the audience, said Horn "looked like a rag doll" as the tiger dragged him off the stage.
The illusionist was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery to the neck area, Horn's longtime manager, Bernie Yuman, said Saturday. He said Horn's doctors said the surgery went as expected and that Horn was in critical but stable condition.
Scary stuff. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.