David Blaine dislocates shoulder during Las Vegas show
Illusionist David Blaine dislocated his shoulder when a stunt in his Las Vegas show went wrong - and he asked for any doctors in the audience to join him on stage to help pop it back into place
David Blaine dislocated his shoulder during his show in Las Vegas.
The 49-year-old illusionist opened his 'David Blaine: In Spades' act at the Resorts World Theatre in Sin City on Friday night (10.03.23) by jumping from a nine-storey high scaffold into a pile of cardboard boxes but he landed badly and crew members rushed to help him as it was revealed he had injured himself.
They attempted to pop the dislocated shoulder back into place, and when they failed the star asked if there were any doctors in the audience who could give it a go.
Five medics rushed to help and were seen taking turns trying to push his shoulder back into the correct position before they joined forces and a team effort sorted the problem and the star was able to continue his show.
A statement from Resorts World to the Las Vegas Review-Journal explained: "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 humour."
Blaine later posted a video of the doctors working on his shoulder on his Instagram page alongside the caption: "Wow that hurt!"
He also added a clip of his jump which showed him landing in the cardboard boxes, writing: "I was a little off-target."
The magician - who is famed for his death-defying stunts - added: "Luckily 5 orthopaedic surgeons in the house."
After finishing the show, Blaine was treated to a standing ovation from the amazed audience.