Friday 20 April 2018

Blaine finishes electrifying stunt

David Blaine stands inside an apparatus surrounded by a million volts of electric currents (AP/John Minchillo)
David Blaine stands inside an apparatus surrounded by a million volts of electric currents (AP/John Minchillo)

David Blaine has finished what could be called his most electrifying stunt.

The illusionist emerged after spending three days and three nights standing in the middle of a million volts of electric currents at New York's Pier 54.

A spokesman said Blaine was able to walk with assistance, speak and kiss fiancee Alizee Guinochet before being taken to a hospital to be examined.

Blaine, 39, wore a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents, emitted by Tesla coils.

The stunt - called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On" - was streamed on YouTube with help from Intel.

Blaine's past stunts include hanging upside down over Central Park and being encased in a block of ice.

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