Siegfried And Roy Hint They May Reappear On Stage

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 5:17 pm
By: News On 6

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Four years after retiring, illusionists Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn are hinting they may reappear on stage. The German-born performers' long-running ``Siegfried & Roy'' production ended in October 2003 in Las Vegas, when Horn was critically injured on stage by a tiger.

Asked whether they'll return to show business, Horn told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: ``A good magician never lets the cat out of the bag. Act surprised when you hear about it.''

Fischbacher added: ``It's all in the experimental stage, conceptual.''

The tiger sank its teeth into Horn's neck and dragged him off stage in front of a horrified audience at The Mirage, ending one of the most successful shows in Las Vegas history. Fischbacher, 68, said retirement has had its hurdles.

``The stage is my life. It took some adjustment. I was really not ready for it,'' he said.

Fischbacher said he marvels at Horn's dedication to making a full recovery. Horn's regimen includes rehabilitation every day and visits to an athletic club three days a week, including games of racquetball.

``It cheers me up,'' Fischbacher told the Review-Journal. ``All the doctors say what he's doing now is impossible. I've always said, `I am the magician and Roy is the magic.' And Roy shows me every day the magic _ the magic of life.''

Horn, 63, gets a boost from visits to his family of animals at Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden at The Mirage, including Montecore, the white tiger that attacked him.

``I hang out with my lifesaver,'' Horn said. Horn and Fischbacher remain convinced that Montecore sensed Horn was having a mini-stroke and was dragging him to safety, rather than attacking him.

But federal investigators still do not know what led the tiger to attack the illusionist.