*Damn David, you’re my favorites, but WTF? If you’re a magic buff like I am, you no doubt know who David Blaine is. Blaine is the amazing illusionist and endurance artist who never wasted time on stupid card tricks. No, he started off blowing folks’ minds levitating; doing crazy things like walking on water (no offense, Jesus), being buried alive and even hanging upside down for 40 hours. He definitely thinks out of the box, But this time he went too far and almost killed himself. He shot himself in the mouth.
I’ll give you a minute to absorb that.
You a’iight? Due to extreme luck, or whatever you may choose to call it…so is he.
Blaine’s stunt actually went wrong during his Beyond Magic show last November. But it was only broadcast on E4 on Saturday night during a clip showing him spitting frogs out of his mouth into the audience.
Yeah, he can be pretty gross too.
David Beckham was in the audience on that night. I wonder if one of the amphibians landed in his lap? But I digress.
Blaine had actually started attempting this dangerous stunt sometime in 2010. And after several revisions it morphed into him pulling the trigger on himself, during his residency in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In front of 20,000 people!
Did NOBODY put this on Instagram, Twitter or TMZ the next day!!!?
I’m probably just slow. Happens sometimes to the best of us. But this was certainly news to me.
Blaine had allegedly prepared for the incident by allowing friends to shoot him in the chest. Uh-huh. I had the same thought, but let’s continue, shall we?
He was obviously wearing a bulletproof vest.
But when the gum shield in his mouth that was suppose to otherwise protect him from getting shot in the throat, shattered, the bullet went right through.
According to The New York Post, Blaine said:
“When the bullet struck the cup, there was a high-pitched ringing in my ear. I felt an impact on the back of my throat. I was sure the bullet went right through my head and that I was dead. Suddenly, I became aware of the pain, and it brought me back. At that moment, I realized that the mouth guard had shattered again, and I was alive.”
I repeat, Damn David. I don’t think I want you to do this trick anymore. But then again, that’s probably why your bank balance holds more zeroes than mine.
But if you look at it yet another way, I may be around longer to actually spend mine.