David Blaine dislocated his shoulder over the weekend during his residency at Resorts World Theater in Las Vegas, but the show has to go on.
A statement from the casino and Anschutz Entertainment Group said Blaine was injured after jumping from an 80-foot platform above the audience into a pile of cardboard boxes.
The stunt was part of the opening act for The Magician of Brooklyn. Casino said many doctors in the crowd helped Blaine move his right arm because he “experienced extreme pain and discomfort.”
The casino and event promoter said, “After a short delay, Blaine was able to continue the show in pain but in good spirits.
Blaine posted a brief message on his Instagram on Sunday, commenting, “Wow, it hurts!”in the video you showed me moment When the doctor puts the arm back in place.
video recorded by an audience Blaine was slow to get up out of the box, catching both the jump and the aftermath. “Wait a minute, watch his right arm,” he could be heard saying as his paramedics tried to help him.
The video also showed doctors massaging and pulling Blaine’s shoulders and arms as he lay on stage as the audience watched. According to the video, the operation took about 30 minutes, after which the crowd burst into applause.
“Well, it’s never happened before,” Blaine said with a smile.
He is well aware of the injuries that have occurred during his ten-show residency so far.
At the previous night’s show, Blaine nearly passed out while holding her breath underwater and remained in the tank for over 10 minutes. Las Vegas Review JournalHe said it was the closest he got to going black on stage.
And in December, Blaine stabbed his left palm after slamming his hand into the cup where the ice pick was hiding, The Review Journal said.
“My Las Vegas residency is full of magic acts that I love and stunts that push me beyond my limits,” Blaine said in a casino statement. There is an implied danger when you push yourself to make the seemingly possible possible.”
He is not expected to take time off and plans to perform again at regularly scheduled shows. From April to July.
Blaine is known for performing Houdini-esque stunts, like when he submerged himself in a water-filled tank while in a small plastic coffin in New York in 1997. before appearing after 7 days.
In a 2002 stunt, he stood on a 100-foot pillar in Bryant Park, New York. 35 hours before jumping into a pile of boxesHe suffered a concussion that fall.
In recent years, Blaine has become known for her ABC special. Small audiences, low stakes, performing magic tricks in celebrity homes such as: Will SmithBryan Cranston, LeBron James and Tom Brady.
Blaine also faces sexual assault allegations, initially from a former model who accused him and raped him in london 2017 onwards Multiple women claim to have been sexually assaulted in New York City in 2019. However, no charges were filed in either case, according to the Daily Beast, who broke the story. Blaine denied the accusations.