Tuesday night saw David Blaine return to our screens with his ABC special Beyond Magic, where he wowed another celebrity-packed crowd including John Travolta, Emma Stone, Drake, Johnny Depp and Margot Robbie.
This show featured a crazy bullet catch. Blaine had pulled off a similar stunt in 2009, but this time he wanted to shot the rifle himself – a magic first. Also, he donned a bulletproof jacket and got someone to shoot him a whole bunch of times!
Oh, and the main trick went wrong. His mouth guard didn’t do its job and he basically got shot in the mouth. More on that in the video below…
‘The vest will stop the bullet from piercing, but I will feel exactly what it feels like,’ Blaine told Rolling Stone magazine. ‘The reason I want to feel what it feels like is because, in order to catch a bullet, I need to get comfortable with being shot first. Even when I get hit with the .22 into a cup in my mouth, it knocks me out. I black out for a second.’
It’s a very mechanical approach to something,‘ the illusionist goes on. ‘And it related to card magic, because when you’re learning certain things it’s like a mechanical approach – repetition, repetition repetition, until it just become second nature.’
So, so risky!
The guy knows no limits. This is utter madness. Check it out: