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
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
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.
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.
everybody, my name is Roy," Horn said to applause.
thanked fans for sticking by the pair. "And now I realize
what love is and [what] life is all about," he said.
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)