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December 21st, 2010
07:19 AM ET

Tourists witness Spider-Man stunt actor fall from Broadway set

NEW YORK (CNN) - An actor was injured after a fall during a performance of the musical "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" in New York on Monday night, a representative of the show said. The New York Fire Department said the 31-year-old fell 20 to 30 feet and was alert when he was taken to a hospital. Jonathan Dealwis, a tourist from New Zealand who was in the audience, told CNN the actor portraying Spider-Man fell "about six meters," or about 20 feet. Reeve Carney is the actor who normally plays Spider-Man. But Carney was not the performer injured, show spokesman Jaron Caldwell said. Caldwell said nine stunt men perform Spider-Man's stunts when the character is masked, but did not confirm who the injured performer is.

Today on American Morning, brothers Jonathan and Michael Dealwis, who are visiting New York City from New Zealand and witnessed the fall during Monday night's show, tell AM's John Roberts and Kiran Chetry their firsthand accounts as audience members.


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