Give us a break! Some say David Blaine’s feat deserves asterisk
David Blaine‘s upside-down stunt doesn’t end until Wednesday night, but some folks are already saying his achievement should be marked with an asterisk.
The magician takes 10-minute breaks every hour – standing on his own two feet to drink water, urinate, have his vitals checked by a doctor and keep his blood circulating.
That didn’t sit well with some of the 8,000 gawkers who came by Central Park‘s Wollman Rink to see Blaine hang from a bar in the air by gravity boots.
Blaine dismissed the detractors.
“I’m not going to pee all over myself to satisfy those people,” he said as he dangled like a bat Tuesday night. “It’s pretty hard-core, worse than I thought.”
In a pre-stunt interview, Blaine had said he would use a catheter to urinate and would restore blood flow with upside-down situps and by moving his legs.
But Blaine’s spokesman Pat Smith said he “found he couldn’t drink upside down and relieve himself upside down” – so he hops onto a cherry-picker platform every hour.
Blaine’s latest endurance test concludes with an ABC special from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.