Ok. Now that my account has been unlocked, I have some new Siegfried and Roy updates.
Here is an update on Siegfried first. Siegfried attended the World Awards in Hamburg and received two awards on behalf of Roy and himself. He was accompanied by a woman who is part of the management team in Germany. He avoided the red carpet and the reporters as he was going into the Musichall and then went back to his hotel room and skipped the awards dinner. When they showed the video footage of Siegfried and Roy, Siegfried had cried and was very emotional when he made his speech. He vowed that Roy and him would return to the stage. I don't know if that means another stage show, but more scaled back or what. I do know this that their management won't allow Siegfried to be left alone for one minute. He has to be accompanied by someone at all times due to his emotional state. A few fans did notice though that Siegfried looked tired, stressed out, and little more thinner since Roy's accident. He is now back in Las Vegas.
Here's an update on Roy's condition. Roy is improving everyday and getting much better. No one knows when they will start the surgery to replace a part of the skull that had to be removed. He is still breathing on his own and can follow people with his eyes. There is nothing wrong with his eyesight. They have been giving him an exercise to do which is tossing a ball in which I am assuming to test his hand eye coordination. The dog that Siegfried brings to him everyday was Roy's late mother's dog Piaff. He is doing very well. He has been joking and laughing with people so his spirits are high. He has also been writing notes too.
All of this are very good signs about his recovery. Someone from the Siegfried and Roy team has been very nice to keep everyone in the yahoogroup up to date about Siegfried and Roy. They even told us that Roy has a bit of a temper and doesn't like decisions made for him. So it makes me wonder what he'll say and do when he finds out that the show has been cancelled without his nor Siegfried's input into it.
Now about the allegations into bribery by PETA. Siegfried and Roy never bribed the USDA. The USDA has inspections every year on Siegfried and Roy and they pass every year. The USDA has even reported that Siegfried and Roy go above and beyond the regulations and requirements for keeping their animals. They even go above the standards set for zoos. As far as the bribery goes, PETA says that free tickets were given to USDA employees to attend the show. For one thing, the employees who were given the tickets have nothing to do with regulating Siegfried and Roy or any animal regulations whatsoever. The other thing is that the USDA employees that were given the tickets were made to go back and pay for the tickets. So there was no bribery and no under handed sneakiness on any one's part.
PETA is just grasping at straws and trying to stay in the spotlight as much as they can. I hope that they get sued by Siegfried and Roy when Roy gets out of the hospital because you know that this is making them mad.
If any more updates become available, I'll let everyone know.