John Barrowman injured in Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime horse fall

John Barrowman talks about the panto during rehearsals for Jack and the Beanstalk in December

Actor John Barrowman has been injured during a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at a Glasgow theatre.

The Doctor Who and Torchwood star was taken to hospital from the SECC Clyde Auditorium on Friday as a precaution. His injuries were not serious.

Barrowman had fallen off a live horse during the matinee show, which also stars the Krankies.

The Glasgow-born actor returned to the stage for a matinee performance on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's show, Barrowman told BBC Scotland he was "pleased to be back" but was still not feeling 100%.

He added: "I just felt the horse jitter underneath me, then the back end lifted up and then the next thing I knew I was in the air. I landed hard in the middle of the stage.

"I got back on with the show, but the shooting pain just went through my legs and my back. I said to the audience "ladies and gentlemen, I have to stop the show, I need to be checked out".

"Then I went round the back and basically collapsed and I was put in a stretcher and strapped up. It was quite scary."

Barrowman's understudy - his nephew Greg Barrowman - stepped in to finish the show.

Janette Tough, "Wee Jimmy" Krankie, was almost killed in an on-stage accident in the city in 2004.

She suffered a fractured skull after falling from a mechanical beanstalk at the Pavilion Theatre.

Jack and the Beanstalk is due to end its run on Sunday.

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