Tragic magician Roy Horn jetted off to his native Germany to receive experimental stem-cell treatments in a bid to help heal his ravaged body. But the exhausting journey left him stricken with pneumonia and fighting for his life — again!
The withered and paralyzed 74-year-old — who once wowed audiences in Las Vegas as part of the illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy — has been a shell of his former self since white tiger Mantacore nearly mauled him to death in 2003 at the Mirage casino, ending the superstars’ career.
As The National ENQUIRER previously reported, Roy — accompanied by former stage partner Siegfried Fischbacher — visited a clinic in the Bavarian Alps to first receive the controversial cure in 2005, which saw Horn injected with stem cells from pig embryos.
But according to Siegfried, who is by his friend’s side and is optimistic about his recovery, the new treatment uses Roy’s own blood.
“We hope that he will be able to move better after this procedure,” said Siegfried, 79.
Roy is also banking on the power of an herb liqueur hand-brewed by Siegfried’s sister, who is a Catholic nun in Schwabing, saying he drinks it “every night after dinner.”