Roy Horn 10 Years After Tiger Incident Is a 'Little Bit Handicapped'

It was 10 years ago that Roy Horn of the celebrated duo Siegfried and Roy stood on the Las Vegas stage. Suddenly, he was no longer standing.

Instead, he was being hauled off the stage in the mouth of a white tiger named Montecore.

Siegfried & Roy Take Stage with Attack Tiger

For the first time since he was mauled onstage by a tiger, illusionist Roy Horn performed with the same animal that nearly ended his life more than five years ago in Las Vegas.

The performance Saturday at the Keep Memory Alive charity benefit was also the last time the legendary duo of Siegfried & Roy plan on performing together.

“Within all of us there is an elusive melody which, when heard and followed, will lead you to the fulfillment of your wildest dreams,” he was heard saying in a recorded message to the crowd at Las Vegas’s Bellagio.

Roy Horn Vows to Return to Performing

Sounding a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger, injured Las Vegas illusionist Roy Horn vowed, “We will be back,” to a crowd in Branson, Mo., where he and partner Siegfried Fischbacher dropped by to promote the show of protege Darren Romeo.

Horn, clad in black, addressed reporters from the stage of the Welk Resort Theater before watching Romeo’s show there, according to the Associated Press.

Roy Horn Returns, Briefly, to Vegas Stage

Just shy of the two-year anniversary of his horrific onstage incident with a tiger, illusionist Roy Horn made a slow, unassisted stroll into a Las Vegas theater – his first return to such an arena since his near-fatal encounter.

Horn – accompanied by his partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, and casino mogul Steve Wynn – “methodically” walked about 100 yards into the Thursday evening performance of the show Avenue Q at the new Wynn Las Vegas resort, Bernie Yuman, longtime manager of the now-shuttered Siegfried & Roy show, tells the Associated Press.

Arrest in Siegfried & Roy Drive-By Shooting

Police have taken into custody a former Oakland Raiders place-kicker as part of their investigation into a Sept. 21 drive-by shooting at the Las Vegas home of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn.

Cole Murdoch Ford, 31, whose three-year NFL career ended after several crucial missed kicks during the 1997 season, had been identified earlier by police as the owner of a white minivan from which shots were fired at the entertainers’ compound.

Gunman Fires on Siegfried & Roy's Home

A gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas home of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn on Sept. 21, shouting that the entertainers should get out of the country, police in the gaming capital said on Monday.

Authorities initially labeled the drive-by shooting as a hate crime but later said a patrol officer had misclassified the case.

According to a police report obtained by the Associated Press, a gardener who witnessed the incident said he saw the gunman driving the van as it cruised twice past the compound about 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Must-Screech TV

The 49 white tigers being raised by Siegfried and Roy are making their TV debut in a bid to raise public consciousness of the plight of the endangered animals. The famous illusionists announced this week they are joining with Exxon and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help preserve the animals. The key element is a new 30-second TV commercial that features the pair and their animals. Many of the white tigers are featured in their stage show at Las Vegas’ Mirage hotel-casino.