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Tiger Attacks Las Vegas Magician Roy Horn

LAS VEGAS (AP)—A tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of the duo "Siegfried & Roy" during a Friday night performance at The Mirage hotel-casino, authorities said.

Roy was attacked at the throat, said Clark County Fire spokesman Bob Leinbach. He was taken to University Medical Center; Leinbach did not know his condition.

The illusionists, who put on one of the most well-known and expensive Las Vegas shows with their signature white tigers and lions, signed a lifetime contract with the Mirage in 2001.

Fishbachler, 61, and 56-year-old Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn have performed together in Las Vegas for more than 30 years. They opened at the Mirage hotel-casino in February 1990.
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Wow. That's scary that something like that happen. I guess that's what you get for using Lions and Tigers and Bears oh my! Er, forget the bears. But ya. Hope he gets better soon.
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Yeah, you can never really tame a tiger. Man, I hope he recovers.
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I'm sure he could use everyone's prayers.
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I heard it was the first performance for the tiger. Hang in Roy, we all know you are tough...
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The news has just announced that the reports of it being the tiger's first performance were incorrect.

Roy is now expected to live. The shows in the immediate future have been canceled, for now.
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Our prayers are with him.
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My thoughts & prayers are with him.
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Like any living creature, cats are often unpredictable. They, like people have various mood swings, can become uneasy or frightened for a variety of reasons.

I certainly wish the best for all concerned. Smile
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On 2003-10-04 02:35, Scott Cram wrote:
The news has just announced that the reports of it being the tiger's first performance were incorrect.

Roy is now expected to live. The shows in the immediate future have been canceled, for now.

I just seen S@R not that long ago and he did bring out a new tiger and he said he's just a couple of months old and he is going to try to work him into the show and he said quote unquote, "He is still pretty nervous so I'll just show him off right now soon you'll be able to see him in the show when he gets a little older."

Then he started talking about how they are almost extinct and showed a movie of how they raised them through the years. I just wonder if that's the same tiger that attacked him?
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I'm not a big S&R fan, but my heart goes out to him. This has got to be tough. I guess this is why most magicians stick with bunnies!

Good luck Roy!
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I tried logging on to their website; it's either down, or it's being deluged with hits from people wanting to know more.
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Let's pray for this fellow Magi!!!
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Scott,

And to the moderators here at The Magic Café...

In a critical situation like this, SARMOTI, their cast and crew, friends and families, should all be in our thoughts and prayers.

However, I need an answer here and Scott, I want it from you...

Where did you see that Roy was in "Beyond" critical condition as your subject title says? I have yet to read anywhere that he was "beyond" critical condition.

Scott, could you give us an answer? Otherwise, would one of the moderators mind changing the title of this post?

That's how rumors get started. That type of sensationalism is irresponsible.

My best to the SARMOTI family.

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I also saw where Roy was in "Beyond Critical". This title was given last night and early this morning only hours after it happened, Roy is now in critical, but stable condition.

This post was created last night after it first happend.
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I was out riding with a woman this morning who knows S & R and she said that they do not raise the young tigers themselves: they have other handlers who do that. The upshot is that Friday may have been the first time Roy worked with that particular tiger. I feel bad for him, but if that's true it is an unwise way to handle wild, dangerous animals.
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I don't think much of using animals this way. It's wrong and using a great creature to further your career...I turned down the offer for this show recently while in Vegas for this same reason. Tigers are not doves, they are killing machines and although trained can not be faulted for reverting to their instinctive behavior.

I do, however, have much compassion for my fellow perfomer. He has entertained many thousands more than I ever will and he will remain in our families' prayers. I'm sure we all wish him well and a speedy recovery.
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A speaker for the magic duo said that the tiger that attacked Roy has been in the show for a few years. Roy did tell the audience that the tiger was making his debut, but this is scripted and he says that about the tiger in every show.
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All of our hats off to you Roy. We hope you the very best. God bless you.

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