John Barrowman Taken To Hospital After Being Injured Riding Pantomime Horse

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John Barrowman has been taken to hospital after being injured on stage during a pantomime | PA

Television star John Barrowman has been taken to hospital after being injured on stage during a pantomime.

Barrowman was performing in a matinee of Jack And The Beanstalk in Glasgow when he was hurt while riding a horse.

The Torchwood actor was taken to hospital as a precaution 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 veteran performers The Krankies in the pantomime since December 15.

It is his third annual outing with the pair in his home city of Glasgow, appearing in Aladdin and Robinson Crusoe in previous years.

Jack And The Beanstalk panto has a history of misfortune. Janette Tough, better known as wee Jimmy Krankie, was taken to hospital after falling from the beanstalk prop at Glasgow's Pavillion Theatre in 2004.

Barrowman said before the pantomime run: "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.

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