Illusionist David Blaine begins daredevil electric stunt

Illusionist David Blaine has begun his daredevil electric volt stunt in New York.

The 39-year-old will spend three days and three nights standing in the middle of a million volts of electric currents streamed by tesla coils.

Magician David Blaine performs a demonstration of his upcoming performance "Electrified" during a press briefing in New York this week.
Magician David Blaine performs a demonstration of his upcoming performance "Electrified" during a press briefing in New York this week. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar

The feat is called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On" and is open to the public. Spectators are also encouraged to type messages to Blaine to control the electricity around him and help keep him alert.

The stunt is also being streamed on YouTube.

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