Harry Potter stuntman vows to return to work

February 2nd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe’’s stunt double, David Holmes, has promised to make a comeback after he was seriously injured in a horrific fall.

The 25-year-old, from Southend, got injured while rehearsing a flying scene that involved him being strapped into a harness and propelled through the air.

It is believed he was sent plummeting to the ground by a controlled explosion that was part of the stunt.

Holmes had been part of a team rehearsing stunts for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Leavesden studios near Watford.

He was taken to Watford General Hospital then transferred to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Holmes was forced to undergo surgery at the hospital, which specialises in spinal injuries.

According to the Telegraph, the stuntman is still unable to move his hands and feet.

However, he has asked relatives to update his online Facebook page to let friends know he is eager to make a quick recovery.

The message reads: “David wants to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and wishes. And don”t worry… the stunt-runt will be back,” reports Contactmusic.

A statement released by Holmes” family says: “We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We are trusting in the expertise of the medical staff who are caring for David.”

Health and safety officers are investigating the accident. (ANI)

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