Magician David Blaine is known for his crazy stunts, but he has risked death in his latest trick — where he shoots himself in the mouth.
The show’s main event was Blaine’s famous bullet catch, which he first attempted back in 2010. But he stepped his game up this time by pulling the trigger on himself, in front of 20,000 people in Las Vegas. He even prepared for the trick by allowing some of his friends to shoot him in the chest, while wearing a bulletproof vest. Then he got fitted with a special gum shield to hold a metal cup, which would catch the bullet.
But apparently the cup was slipping in and out of the grooves of the mouth guard, which….was clearly not a good sign right from the beginning.
He held a rope attached to the rifle, while the laser pointed to the spot where the bullet would hit the cup.
And as Blaine tugged on the rope, the bullet was fired into the cup — but the gum shield shattered in the process.
After being checked over by doctors, Blaine discovered that he had a lacerated throat — and his friends have refused to assist with the death-defying stunt ever again.
But, shockingly, he is still plans to do the trick in his upcoming world tour.