I watched the Siegfried and Roy special on NBC last night and it was absolutely amazing what they have gone though. Roy actually died for a minute but they brought him back to life! They also took part of his skull out and put it in his abdomen. This kept the skull piece alive for a few weeks while his brain swelled up and then went back down. Eventually they replaced it. Roy seems to be getting better everyday and Siegfried never leaves his side. They even showed Montecore, the lion, on the special and Roy was feeding him. There are no hard feelings there. They said that they think Roy had high blood pressure and that caused him to have a stoke on stage. Then, realizing something was wrong with Roy, Montecore did what any lion would do to protect their loved ones, grab them by the neck and drag them to safety. They also mentioned that if Montecore wanted to kill Roy he would have done so in seconds, but he didn’t. It was great to see how well they are doing and how much they are looking at this as an obstacle, not the end of the road. Roy believes he’ll get to be independent again someday and that is what he is working towards.
It was a tiger not a lion.
Thanks for the clarification. 🙂