David Blaine to Attempt to Fly Over New York City Holding Balloons

The sky’s really the limit for David Blaine

The 47-year-old part-Puerto Rican illusionist, endurance artist, and extreme performer will take to the skies in a new stunt as part of his first live event in nearly a decade.

David Blaine

Blaine will attempt to fly above New York City by holding a bunch of helium-filled balloons.

Blaine is partnering with YouTube for the event titled “Ascension” where he “will bring wonder, hope and untethered possibility as he launches from New Jersey and journeys across his native New York City skyline to tackle his most ambitious and revolutionary feat yet.”

David Blaine, Ascension

“This stunt has been 10 years in the making,” Blaine wrote on Twitter. “Let’s turn worry into wonder and take magic to new heights.”

Blaine is set to take to the skies on Monday, August 31.

He has a long list of notable stunts: In 1999, Blaine was buried in a box under a water tank in New York. In 2003, he did an endurance stunt where he was sealed inside a Plexiglas case in London. In 2006, the star spent seven days submerged in a water-filled sphere in New York.

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