Though the revelation has removed the charm from 35-year-old Blaine's latest stunt, his representative said that he never intended to stay upside down for 60 consecutive hours. "About once an hour he has to come down for a medical check, to stretch, and to relieve himself, because even David Blaine can't do that upside down," Fox News quoted Patrick Smith, an executive vice president at Rubenstein Associates, as saying.
He has said all along that there will be times when he must get his head above his heart. "The doctors told him if he doesn''t do that, he will die," the rep added. The magician had on September 22 stated that he was "doin' all right" after being strung upside down above Central Park's Wollman ice skating rink in New York City earlier that day. The spectacle is set to conclude in an ABC television special on September 24 night, when Blaine takes what he calls the "Dive of Death" and falls 44 feet to the ground.