Magician David Blaine Will Attempt to Fly over New York Holding Balloons This August – Details of His Stunt

Odette Odendaal
Aug 14, 2020
09:00 A.M.
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Magician David Blaine floated back into the spotlight as he announced that his first stunt in almost a decade would take place at the end of this month. 


Giving fans a teaser, David Blaine posted a few details about his new and upcoming stunt on social media Wednesday. 

In a new special called "David Blaine Ascension," followers got a taste of what to expect by the artwork that accompanied his post. 


Alongside a picture of a man floating above the clouds holding colorful balloons, the magician excitedly shared that he is finally ready to share a stunt he spent ten years making and added:

"Let's turn worry into wonder and take magic to new heights."


In the special set to live stream on YouTube exclusively, Blaine will attempt to use balloons to float from New Jersey to New York City by crossing the Hudson River. 

Two months ago, Blaine did settle for boggling the minds of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team when he paid them a visit, as the magician pulled a card trick that left LeBron James and Anthony Davis both freaked out and in awe:


Blaine became a household name back in 1997 when his first special called "David Blaine: Street Magic" became a massive hit, but he's pulled off several other memorable stunts over the years.

During his "Beyond Magic" special back in 2016, Blaine made actor Johnny Depp want to go to the bathroom after the magician swallowed a ring, followed by a hanger which he used to fish the ring out.


Even though soccer star David Beckham protested as well, Blaine ended up pulling out the hanger with the ring magically around it. Those wanting to see Blaine ascend the clouds can watch his YouTube channel on August 31 to catch the live stream event.

However, the Lakers have their attention back on the game after having their minds blown by Blaine. And LeBron James was eager to share his anticipation and readiness for the remainder of the season ahead.

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on February 08, 2020, in San Francisco, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Players are gearing up for the NBA season's return, as it came to a halt due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, especially James.

With 19 games left of the season, James said that he can't wait to resume the season as he flexed his muscles, ready for the court and the restart set to take place in Orlando, Florida.


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