Not again! “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has had another bump in the road. This time Matthew James Thomas, who plays Spidey on the Wednesday and Saturday matinees, suffered a head injury this week during the performance.
Newsday, which reported on the injury, was unable to say how exactly Thomas got hurt because the producers aren’t saying much about it themselves. The article did say that he had to go to the hospital for stitches and the producers of the show portrayed the injury as “minor.” The producers also made it clear that he wasn’t hit in the head by anything.
Hit in the head or not, this all still sounds very painful, but apparently Thomas will be back for Saturday’s performance. This isn’t, of course, the first injury that’s befallen happened to the "Turn Off the Dark" actors. For instance, one actress suffered an unfortunate concussion during the musical’s first preview.
We don’t know how Thomas got hurt, though we do know it happened backstage during the beginning of the second act and delayed the musical for 10 minutes. It could have been delayed longer, but luckily Reeve Carney, the principal actor for Spider-Man, was also in the theater at the time and took Thomas’ place for the rest of the night.
Here’s hoping Thomas heals up and all the difficulties “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been facing can be a thing of the past!
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