David Blaine dislocated shoulder on stage after falling 80ft during show
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David Blaine dislocated his shoulder on stage after an 80-foot jump went wrong.
The world-famous magician, illusionist and doer of mad s**t plummeted onto a pile of boxes during his David Blaine: In Spades tour in Las Vegas - but the stunt didn't quite go to plan.
For decades, Blaine has been pushing himself to the limit, constantly attempting to go one step further in his astounding feats of mind and body.
His current show has been gripping audiences at the Resorts World Theatre in Vegas, and during his most recent performance, people were unsure what was real and what was not.
After the 49-year-old came crashing down on to the boxes on stage, he sounded as though he was pain - though onlookers weren't sure whether this was all part of the performance.
The crew quickly rushed to the stage, at which point it began to dawn on the crowd that something was wrong.
Blaine had dislocated his shoulder and the crew were unable to get it back in, at which point the magician asked if there were any doctors in the audience.
Soon enough, a bunch of docs who had come along for a night out were assembled on the stage, treating the stricken performer.
Blaine was unsurprisingly in a lot of discomfort, but about half an hour after the doomed jump, the makeshift team managed to pop the shoulder back in, to the delight of everyone in the venue.
Now, it would have been perfectly understandable if Blaine had asked to be immediately taken to hospital for treatment and called short the show, but Blaine is no ordinary performer.
After the shoulder was popped back in its rightful place, he cracked on with the show, telling the audience: "This is gonna be lethargic and problematic, so I hope you guys are ready for it."
In a statement shared with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Resorts World Theatre said: "Mr. Blaine was treated by doctors from the audience on stage in front of the assembled crowd, where they successfully relocated his right arm, as he experienced extreme pain and discomfort.
"After a short delay, Blaine was able to continue with the show, in pain, but in good humor."
Blaine subsequently posted a video of him receiving treatment on Instagram, simply captioning the post: "Wow that hurt!"