John Barrowman injured during live performance

Starz "Torchwood" Panel - Comic-Con 2011
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 22: Actor John Barrowman speaks at Starz “Torchwood” Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By, Heather Maloney

Beloved television, film and stage actor John Barrowman was injured on Friday during a live pantomime performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. During the performance Barrowman fell off of a horse and later complained of back pain. He apologized to the audience and the show began 30 minutes later with his understudy and cousin Greg Barrowman completing the performance. As reported by STV, a SECCspokesperson stated “During today’s matinee performance of Jack in the Beanstalk, John Barrowman suffered an injury on stage and has been taken to hospital as a precaution.”

John Barrowman is known for many roles, however he is loved around the world as Captain Jack Harkness from “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood”. He has also appeared in films such as “The Producers” and “Zero Dark Thirty”. Recently he appeared in the new television hit “Arrow”.

Further details about his injuries have not yet been released. Please stay tuned for additional updates on his condition.


Published by: Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney is an avid Doctor Who and British science fiction fan. She attends the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles annually, and facilitates the Doctor Who Panels for the Starfest Convention in Denver. During her active Doctor Who Fandom, she has met four Doctors, countless companions and numerous Doctor Who actors, writers and directors. Contact Heather at

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