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Three years to the day after being critically injured onstage by a tiger, Roy Horn was inducted into the Las Vegas Walk of Stars along with his longtime showbiz partner, Siegfried Fischbacher.
The ceremony took place Tuesday in front of the Mirage Hotel, home of the duo's act from 1990 until October 3, 2003, when Horn was attacked.
Horn was in critical condition for several weeks after the attack and was said to have suffered a stroke and partial paralysis. He was walking a bit slower Tuesday, and his speech was sluggish at times.
The German-born performers were given police escorts to the Walk of Stars ceremony, waving to fans through a sun roof. Dozens of fans cheered when Horn approached a podium.
"Good afternoon, everybody, my name is Roy," Horn said to applause.
Fischbacher thanked fans for sticking by the pair. "And now I realize what love is and [what] life is all about," he said.
After the ceremony, Horn, who turned 62 on Tuesday, told AP Television that the event was "a deeply emotional experience." When asked about the state of his rehabilitation, Horn said: "We'll go horseback riding, and I'm driving my new car, yes. I've got a new sports car. So it's my birthday gift." (AP)