Roy Horn, 75, of legendary Las Vegas act Siegfried and Roy has tested positive for COVID-19

Roy Horn, 75, of legendary Las Vegas act Siegfried and Roy has tested positive for COVID-19
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Roy Horn, 75, of legendary Las Vegas act Siegfried and Roy has tested positive for COVID-19

  • In a statement, a spokesperson said Horn is ‘responding well’ to treatment
  • The legendary showman was left partially paralyzed after a tiger attacked him on stage during a show at the Mirage in 2003
  • Horn and partner Siegfried have been a fixture in Vegas since 1967
  • They became the headlining act at the Mirage in 1990
  • Their magical illusions and white tigers made them one of the Strip’s most popular attractions 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

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He was left partially paralyzed after being dragged off stage by a tiger during his famous Las Vegas act.

And on Tuesday, it was revealed that Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy, has tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the showman, 75, confirmed the diagnosis to ABC News and added that Horn ‘is currently responding well to treatment.’

Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy, has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday. Horn (pictured in 2012) is said to be ‘responding well’ to treatment

The statement continued: ‘Most importantly, Siegfried & Roy send positive wishes to everyone impacted by the pandemic. We will have no further comment on Roy’s recovery at this time and ask everyone to respect his right to privacy.’

Horn was severely injured in 2003 when a white Bengal tiger Mantecore bit into his neck during a stage act at the Mirage on the Vegas Strip. 

He also suffered a stroke during the incident and was left with limited mobility and impaired speech. 

The tiger attack brought an end to Siegfried and Roy’s legendary show that featured white tigers and magical illusions.

German-born Siegfried and Roy with their white tigers and magical illusions were one of Vegas’s most celebrated attractions, becoming headliners at the Mirage from 1990 to 2003

Horn, pictured performing in 1996, was severely injured in 2003 when white Bengal tiger Mantecore bit into his neck and dragged him off stage during a show at the Mirage

The showman was left partially paralyzed and with impaired speech following the incident in which he also suffered a stroke. He’s seen at the hospital after the attack on October 4, 2003

Horn, now 75, and Siegfried, now 80, continue to reside in Las Vegas. They are pictured at a charity gala in June 2015

The two – born in Germany as Siegfried Fischbacher and Uwe Ludwig Horn – made their first appearance in Las Vegas in 1967 and played at several different casinos, ultimately becoming the headlining act at the Mirage Resort and Casino in 1990.

In 2009, the duo returned to the stage one last time for a show benefiting the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.

It was recorded for broadcast on ABC’s 20/20.  

They are currently working on a biopic which is slated to be released in the form of a multi-part docuseries in 2021.

Siegfried and Roy, pictured in 1976 with Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor, are currently working on a biopic which is slated to be released in the form of a multi-part docuseries in 2021

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