John Barrowman Thrown From Horse During Glasgow Performance

jackbeanstalk3Torchwood hottie John Barrowman is recovering after falling from a horse Friday during a Glasgow performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.

“I just felt the horse jitter underneath me, then the back end lifted up and then the next thing I knew I was in the air. I landed hard in the middle of the stage,” Barrowman told BBC Scotland.

The out actor tried to finish the show, a traditional UK pantomime, but the injury was too severe. “I got back on with the show, but the shooting pain just went through my legs and my back. I said to the audience “ladies and gentlemen, I have to stop the show, I need to be checked out. Then I went round the back and basically collapsed and I was put in a stretcher and strapped up. It was quite scary.”

The show went on, though, with the understudy—Barrowman’s nephew Greg—taking over for Uncle John.

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