John Barrowman Hurt After Fall From Horse at Panto

John Barrowman has been taken to hospital after he fell from a horse during a pantomine performance in Scotland.

The Scottish-American actor was injured after he fell from the animal during a matinee performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at the SECC Clyde Auditorium and was taken to hospital but his injuries were not serious and a spokesperson said he was “a little bit bruised”.

His understudy had to take over from the Torchwood star and it is unclear if he will return to the show before it finishes its run on Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the SECC told BBC news: “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. [He is] completely fine. He is just a little bit bruised.”

Barrowman, who plays the main character Jack in the pantomine, has been starring alongside comedy duo The Krankies, who are no stranger to onstage accidents.

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

Barrowman has been starring in the pantomime since December 15 and before he began his run, he said: “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.”