October 10, 2003
Exclusive Interview with Witness at Vegas's Siegfried and Roy Show

Wynn gave an exclusive interview to Eyewitness News Anchor, Gary Waddell on Wednesday. He explained, "What happened Friday night was a fluke, something that never should have occurred. And something that no one could have foreseen." He continued to say, "That even as Roy was being carried off stage by the tiger, he was saying he didn't want anything to happen to the cat."

"As Roy was leading Montecore out to stage front on a lease, the cat became fascinated and distracted by woman with a big hairdo in the front row." Wynn says instead of Montecore following Roy through his usual routine, the cat became fascinated with a woman in the audience that had a big hairdo. "For whatever reason, Montecore was fascinated and distracted by the guest sitting ringside."

Wynn says Montecore just leaned over Roy and picked him up like he was a cub. Wynn says it was not a bite or an attack. "There was no damage to Roy's neck, but there were two puncture wounds and one of those teeth went through Roy's vertebral artery and severed it -- the one behind his neck -- that's what caused the stroke and massive bleeding putting him in a near-death situation."

Read entire interview here.
Posted by Ellen at October 10, 2003 02:44 PM

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Sure. Blame it on big hair. Guess I should go ahead and ditch the hairspray now.

Posted by: Da Goddess on October 14, 2003 09:03 AM

LOL @ Joanie! Actually it was a blonde with big hair.

Posted by: Pat on October 14, 2003 10:02 AM
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