Stuntman Henrys Has An Odd Way of Seeing Things (Like Paris), but He's Definitely Not Unbalanced
updated 02/08/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/08/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
Admittedly this particular view isn't suitable for everyone. It isn't even suitable for Henrys' wife, Janyck, 53—and she's also a professional aerialist who once high-wired across Niagara Falls with her husband of 25 years. They met during one of his performances. "I asked for a volunteer to ride on my back and she came forward," recalls Henrys. "She must have liked it because I've still got her on my back." (Stick to acrobatics, Henrys.)
But she wouldn't join him a top the tower. "This feat of his frightens me more than any because it's so dangerous," says Janyck, who watched as Henrys performed the stunt for a French TV show. "One's life is hanging by a thread, and there's no thread." But Henrys, an acrobat since he was 5, doesn't share her fear. "In this line of work you can't be scared," he says. "Apprehensive, yes. But not scared."