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John Barrowman injured in Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime horse fall

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Media captionJohn 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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