Roy Horn, of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy, appears to have taken another step on the road to recovery.
Horn, who was mauled by a white tiger during a performance on Oct. 3, 2003, has been transported to a Colorado hospital that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, the Associated Press reports.
The famed performer arrived at Craig Hospital in Englewood, near Denver, earlier this week, and was evaluated on Thursday. A spokesman for Horn would not comment on his length of stay or the type of treatment he might receive.
Horn, 59, was injured during a sold-out show at the Mirage hotel-casino. The tiger bit Horn on the neck, and he reportedly suffered a stroke afterward from his blood pressure medication.
He was able to walk again by March and has been improving, although MGM Mirage officials note that he has a long recovery ahead of him. The “Siegfried & Roy” show, which opened in 1990, has been closed since the incident.
This fall NBC will air an animated prime-time series, Father of the Pride, about the animals that live in the Las Vegas compound of Siegfried and Roy. Horn also is scheduled to appear in an NBC special later this fall to discuss his accident.