Magician David Blaine's latest stunt went horribly wrong for the 43-year-old entertainer recently. Blaine, best known for performing some of the most dangerous magic stunts ever attempted, suffered a major mishap during a recent show, shooting himself in the mouth.

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David Blaine bullet stunt fails

On a 4E broadcast that aired Thursday night, Blaine's main event trick was to be a revamped version of his popular bullet catching trick of 2010. The updated trick was to awe audiences by catching the bullet from a rifle fired by Blaine in his mouth. To prepare for the feat David practiced by wearing a bullet proof vest and having his friends shoot him in the chest.

For the trick, David reveals he was fit with a special gum shield for his mouth that would hold a metal cup to catch the bullet in.

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However, the cup slipped in and out of the protective mouth guard during rehearsal, a sign David should have taken as a warning. During the trick, Blaine held a rope which was attached to a rifle that had a laser pointed at his mouth, when he pulled the rope, the gun was to fire, sending a bullet racing into the mouthcup held by Blaine, however, the cup had shifted as David pulled the rope.

David Blaine describes his horror, narrating the event on his 4E broadcast, saying: "Time just started moving really slowly.

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When the bullet struck the cup, there was 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 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."

Doctors rushed to David to check out the magician, luckily it was only a lacerated throat and not something more severe.

However, this scary mishap has not deterred David Blaine, while his friends have sworn off helping him with any future dangerous stunts, he, on the other hand, reveals he is still planning to do the trick in his upcoming world tour.

David Blaine risks life in the name of magic

Just some added information, here are a coule of names of past magicians who have died while performing dangerous tricks. The Great Layette, Sigmund Neuberger, who was charred beyond recogntion, two others who died imitating Harry Houdini, Austin Grahm Egan, James Keller, and of course, the great Houdini himself.

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Food for thought, David Blaine.

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