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  • 4 January 2013, 23:19

John Barrowman Hurt In Pantomime Horse Fall

The television star John Barrowman has been taken to hospital after falling off a horse during a pantomime.

Barrowman, who is starring as Jack in Jack And The Beanstalk, was hurt after he fell from the animal during a matinee performance.

The Torchwood actor was taken to hospital as a precaution following the accident at the Glasgow theatre and is not thought to have been seriously injured.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, where the pantomime is running, said: "During today's matinee performance of Jack And The Beanstalk, John Barrowman suffered an injury on stage and has been taken to hospital as a precaution.

"His understudy has stepped in to finish the rest of the show."

Barrowman has been starring as Jack alongside The Krankies in the pantomime since December 15.

Janette Tough, better known as wee Jimmy Krankie, was taken to hospital after falling from the beanstalk at Glasgow's Pavillion Theatre in 2004.

Barrowman said before the show opened: "I love coming up and doing panto in Glasgow at Christmas.

"There's a sense of humour up here that is unlike any other in the country and it's the same kind of sense of humour that the three of us have, so it goes over very well."

It was not clear if he will return to the show before the end of its run on Sunday.