David Blaine, master magician and illusionist, shot himself in the mouth as he performed one of his scariest tricks: the bullet catch.
While preparing for his television show, Beyond Magic, Blaine was attempting to catch a bullet in his mouth.
He was fitted with a gum shield that went in his mouth.
The shield held a metal cup – and that’s what he would actually catch the bullet in.
But, the clip that aired on the show shows the trick went wrong – in a big way.
The metal cup slipped out of the gum shield.
When the bullet hit, the shield shattered.
He was taken to a hospital, where doctors found he had a lacerated throat.
He still plans to do the trick on his upcoming tour, though.