Roy Horn of Las Vegas Act 'Siegfried and Roy' Tests Positive for COVID-19
According to reports, Roy Horn is the latest celebrity to contract the novel coronavirus disease. Most people will recognize the star as one half of the famed entertainment duo, Siegfried & Roy.
Horn’s publicist confirmed the news stating: "We can confirm that Roy Horn has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.” The good news, according to the publicist, is that the star is “responding well to treatment."
HORN’S CAREER-ENDING INCIDENT
Horn and his partner are probably best known for their Las Vegas show at the Mirage Resort and Casino. The show from 1990 until 2003, and included illusions and white tiger-taming acts.
It ended its run when Horn was confronted on stage by one of the white tigers. Although he survived the mauling, Horn was left partially paralyzed after suffering a significant amount of blood loss.
ROY’S INJURIES AFTER BEING MAULED
The star also suffered a stroke, had a severed spine, and massive blood loss. Despite this, he insisted that the incident wasn’t the tiger’s fault.
He explained how the 600-pound Montecore had seen him stumble and had wanted to help him. In 2013, Horn spoke to “Las Vegas Weekly” about the October 2003 incident.
#ABC2020 visited Roy Horn in 2009 to see how he interacted with his animals during his daily therapy at "Little Bavaria," a sprawling compound outside Las Vegas where #SiegfriedAndRoy spent most of their time after the incident. https://t.co/xkojrGpE6v pic.twitter.com/2grwoU3ijI— 20/20 (@ABC2020) April 18, 2020
HORN FAINTS ON STAGE
He explained how he’d been suffering from high blood pressure at the time and fainted onstage after getting excited by their high-energy performance. The star recalled how “confused” the tiger was when it looked at him.
TIGER TRIES TO HELP ROY
Horn explained how the animal had tried picking him up by the neck so it could take him aside and attend to him. The illusionist insisted it wasn’t an attack because when a tiger goes rogue it goes for the kill.
COVID-19 NEWS— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) April 28, 2020
Roy Horn of “Siegfried & Roy” fame is being treated for COVID-19. In a statement, his publicists say he is responding well.
Roy survived a tiger attack during a show some 16 years ago.
PERFORMING ON SHIPS & CASINOS
Before the German duo opened the extravagant show they had built a successful brand as entertainers around the world. The pair performed everywhere including cruise ships and casinos.
We pray for Roy Horn who is responding to treatment!🙏 https://t.co/p6uMoYBw01— Tricia Kean (@TriciaKean) April 28, 2020
SIEGFRIED & ROY’S LAST PERFORMANCE
In 2009, Siegfried & Roy reunited for a once-off benefit performance and in 2019, the duo featured in a two-hour ABC special called “Siegfried & Roy: Behind the Magic.” Horn’s love for animals began when he was young.
As a child, he would often find solace at the Bremen Zoo where he befriended a two-year-old cheetah.
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