Comic George Wallace testifies in casino lawsuit


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Comedian George Wallace is telling a Nevada jury he's been hobbled by a leg injury he suffered at the Bellagio and he's seeking $9 million from the Las Vegas Strip resort.

The 61-year-old took the witness stand Thursday to say he can't do things he used to do before he got tangled in loose wires on stage during a performance for a corporate group in December 2007.

Wallace suffered an Achilles tendon injury. His civil lawsuit accuses the Bellagio and its employees of negligence.

Bellagio lawyers cast Wallace as careless and say he voluntarily assumed the risk of injury.

Wallace's close friend, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, was in court for part of the day last Friday but wasn't there for Wallace's testimony.

Wallace has headlined since 2004 at the Flamingo hotel-casino.

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