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David Blaine thought he had died when his attempt to fire a rifle and catch the bullet in his mouth went wrong.
The magician, 43, performed the stunt at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and it aired on his E4 show Beyond Magic last night.
It involved him holding a metal cup between his teeth, which were protected by a gumshield, and pulling a cord to set off the rifle in front of him.
The .22-caliber bullet fired into the cup as planned but his gumshield shattered on impact and the cup slammed into the back of his throat.
Blaine's friends have now refused to help him perform the stunt, which he has performed three times since 2010, but he still wants to include it in his upcoming world tour.
originally posted by: introvert
I'm unsure what this has to do with "fake news". It's a piece written to highlight a certain "act" using sensationalism, as is the nature of his act. What part of it is fake?
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: Hazardous1408
Nope, no proof. Just the reading of all the clues.
I am not going to be the guy who believes it first until proven otherwise.
ETA: By that, I mean I am going to assume the professional trickster is just doing what he does professionally. Unless you think I should assume Blaine is really performing magic until it's proven how his tricks are performed.
originally posted by: lostinamazement
a reply to: tribal
If he was such an amazing and spectacular showman then why the need for the media circus?
If I have to I will give him appreciation for creating the illusion of being anything more than a street magician.