David Blaine Shot Himself in the Throat During a Magic Trick (Video)
Needless to say: kids, don’t try this at home. Street magician David Blaine accidentally shot himself in the throat, when he was really just trying to shoot himself in the mouth.
Let us explain. Blaine’s “Beyond Magic” aired on British terrestrial digital television channel E4 last night, when a classic bullet-catching trick gone horribly wrong horrified a whole new TV audience. Today, the Internet is going bananas over the blooper.
Blaine’s lone rifle shot was supposed to be nabbed by a metal cup in his mouth. Unfortunately, the cup slipped off the grooves that attached it to a special gum shield, and Blaine nearly blew his head clear off.
The self-fired bullet broke through the contraption and lacerated Blaine’s throat. Those with the stomach for these sorts of things can watch the near-disaster via the ABC video above. The Disney-owned broadcaster aired “Beyond Magic” in November.