World renowned magician and illusionist David Blaine accidentally shot himself in the face while filming for his new ABC show Beyond Magic.
Blaine, known for his death defying and mind-boggling stunts, suffered a cut to the throat and was taken to hospital.
The magic man was attempting to perform a trick in which he catches a bullet with his mouth in front of a live audience.
But the mechanics of the stunt fell apart, the protective mouth guard snapped from the impact of the bullet and lacerated the back of his throat.
WATCH: Bullet catch stunt (at 37 minutes)
WATCH: Blaine re-enacts and explains what went wrong
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