Roy Horn Appears in Public in Vegas

Thursday, August 26th 2004, 10:45 am
By: News On 6

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Roy Horn made a rare public appearance on the Las Vegas Strip, signaling thumbs-up from his wheelchair at a Cuban revue he and partner Siegfried Fischbacher are co-producing.

``He stayed for the whole show and loved it,'' Dave Kirvin, a spokesman for Siegfried & Roy said Wednesday, adding that Horn met with ``Havana Night Club'' cast members after the Tuesday night performance.

Horn returned to Las Vegas last weekend from Denver, where he spent two weeks at Craig Hospital, a rehabilitation center for stroke and trauma victims.

The 59-year-old entertainer suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed after a near-fatal mauling by a trained white tiger during a live performance Oct. 3 at The Mirage hotel-casino. The attack forced an end to the long-running Siegfried & Roy show.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been trying to obtain a video that Feld Entertainment, the company that produced the Siegfried & Roy act, shot the night of the fateful show. The company has refused to release it.