Illusionist David Blaine injured during Las Vegas performance
Streaming HUBMarch 14, 2023
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – “Extreme Illusionist” David Blaine was injured during a performance Saturday in Las Vegas, according to a news release.
Blaine, who was performing at the Resorts World Theater, was injured while jumping from a height of 80 feet into a stack of boxes. According to his team, the stunt is the first of the show.
Blaine, who is known for his mind-boggling stunts, can be seen in the video below as he walks off the stage and falls into the box with his arms outstretched.
He can then be heard crying out in pain.
Another angle of Blaine’s stunt shows just how bogged down it was.
Representatives say Blaine dislocated his right shoulder in the stunt. The orthopedic doctor in the crowd with the show’s EMS team was able to move his shoulder on stage in front of the audience and the performance was able to continue.
A Resorts World news release said that Blaine was “in pain, but in good humor.”
Blaine said, “My Las Vegas residence is filled with many of my favorite acts that I love in magic, and stunts that push me beyond my limits.” “Even though I’ve trained a lot my whole life, there’s an inherent danger when you’re pushing yourself to do what seems impossible.”
Demonstrations are set to continue in April, May and June.
Blaine has been hurt during stunts in the past. While preparing for his television show “Beyond Magic”, Blaine tries to hold a bullet in his mouth. The trick went awry when the metal cup – which was supposed to help him catch the bullet – slipped off the gum shield he was wearing. The shield then shattered, cutting his throat.