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Smallville Stuntman in Critical Condition

The WB confirmed Tuesday that stunt man Christopher Sayour was in a Vancouver hospital after he was injured while filming an episode of Smallville.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Christopher and his family during this difficult time and we wish him a full recovery," said the network in a statement.

Sayour is the stunt double for Tom Welling (Superman) and stunt coordinator for the show. According to reports, he fell off a 37-foot tower and was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital, though the Vancouver production office for the show would not comment.

At press time Wednesday, Sayour was in critical condition at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Sayour's stunt credits include Stargate SG-1 and theatricals TimeMachine and Three Kings.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.