David Blaine unexpectedly shot himself during live performance. Gun trick where he shoots himself in the mouth didn’t go as planned when the gun shield shattered after the bullet was fired.
According to News– Magician David Blaine is known for his crazy stunts, but he has risked death in his latest trick — which saw him shoot himself in the mouth.
The show’s main event was Blaine’s famous bullet catch, which he first attempted in 2010. Blaine has revamped the trick by pulling the trigger on himself, in front of 20,000 people at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
He was fitted with a special gum shield to hold a metal cup, in which Blaine would catch the bullet. But the cup was slipping in and out of the grooves of the mouth guard, showing the first sign of later problems.
Blaine held a rope attached to the rifle, while the laser pointed to the spot where the bullet would hit. As Blaine tugged on the rope, the bullet was fired into the cup — but the gum shield shattered in the process.
“When the bullet struck the cup, there was a high-pitched ringing in my ears and 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.”