Burned Lyric stilt walker to return to opera as understudy

Wesley Daniel

February 22, 2013 3:57:22 PM PST
Wesley Daniel, the actor who was badly burned at the Lyric Opera, will be returning to work.

The Lyric announced Friday that he will serve as an understudy for a stilt walker during a performance of Wagner's "Die Meistersinger."

Daniel burned himself performing a fire-breathing stunt earlier this month.

The actor says he is grateful for all the well-wishes he has received during his recovery.