Wesley Daniel, an actor burned while playing a fire-breathing stilt walker during a Lyic Opera dress rehearsal, was released this afternoon from Loyola University Medical Center.
"He's had a really good last 24 hours," Clifton Daniel, the actor's father, said during a news conference about an hour before his 24-year-old son Wesley was released. "I think he just wants to be home and take it easy."
Flames flared back on Wesley Daniel's face during the stunt and stagehands surrounded him with fire extinguishers.
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He was released from Loyola around 1:30 p.m.
Clifton Daniel told reporters his son is still speaking in a "whispery croak" and mostly communicating with hand gestures.