October 4, 2005 |
Two years after he was nearly killed by a tiger on stage, the magic for Roy Horn is about walking short distances, not making elephants disappear. Horn, of the famed duo Siegfried & Roy, remains partially paralyzed. His goal is to walk without assistance. "It will be soon," he said. "I will surprise everybody when I do it. I like surprises." Horn turned 61 Monday on the second anniversary of the attack.
September 17, 2004 |
Illusionist Roy Horn's first interview since being mauled by a tiger last year won the prime-time ratings Wednesday night with an estimated 14.5 million viewers -- the largest non-Olympic Games audience NBC has had in that 9 to 10 p.m. period since Oct. 1. In "Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle," Horn told Maria Shriver that he fainted on stage during the fateful performance and that the 380-pound tiger named Montecore was only trying to help him by dragging him off stage. "It's just my body.
September 4, 2004
Siegfried & Roy -- Articles in various sections of The Times have been in conflict about the weight of the tiger that mauled illusionist Roy Horn on Oct. 3. Times reports have given its weight as 300, 550 and 600 pounds. Siegfried & Roy's publicist and Las Vegas animal control officials said the tiger weighed about 380 pounds.
April 8, 2004 |
Illusionist Roy Horn remained at home, recovering from a near-fatal tiger mauling, while the Las Vegas City Council honored him Wednesday as "citizen of the month." Mayor Oscar Goodman presented the proclamation to "Siegfried & Roy" show manager Bernie Yuman, calling Horn "a great entertainer and a great community partner." Yuman said in an interview that the 59-year-old entertainer was improving daily and expects to be able to make public appearances by early September.
March 11, 2004 |
Illusionist Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, who was mauled on stage by a tiger in October, says he's on the mend and is working hard with a physical therapist, a German magazine reported Wednesday. "You know, I almost had two feet in the grave, but now I'm doing better," the weekly Bunte quoted Horn as saying in a telephone interview from his Las Vegas home. "I have hired the same trainer as Christopher Reeve and am working with him for nine hours a day," Horn, 59, added.
December 24, 2003 |
Animal trainer Roy Horn has returned to his home in Las Vegas to continue recovering from the tiger mauling that ended the "Siegfried & Roy" magic show in which he starred, his manager said. Horn, 59, almost died after a male white tiger grabbed him by the neck and dragged him off stage during a performance at the Mirage resort on Oct. 3.