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Spider-Man actor leaving rehab on Wednesday

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Jan 03, 2011 | 4:00am EST

Christopher Tierney was forced to spend Christmas (25Dec10) under doctors' care after falling from a ledge during a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on 20 December (10).

Tierney suffered several broken ribs, a fractured elbow, a bruised lung, three fractured vertebrae and a cracked skull, and subsequently underwent back surgery.

But the 31 year old continues to make good progress in his recovery - he was transferred from the intensive care unit at New York's Bellevue Hospital to an inpatient rehab facility in the city on Thursday (30Dec10). And now show spokesman Rick Miramontez has confirmed Tierney will be released from a rehab facility later this week.

Tierney's family tells the Associated Press he will continue treatment in New York.

Safety inspectors have given director Julie Taymor the all-clear to proceed with the production despite four cast members sustaining injuries.

The show is scheduled to open officially on 7 February (11).

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