And it seems to be a case of so far so dull because despite what all those elaborately-named doctors seemed to think yesterday, David Blaine hasn’t gone blind yet. Nor has blood started seeping from his tear ducts. He hasn’t even coughed up a single internal organ yet. David Blaine is rubbish. We want our money back.
Or maybe we should wait a while, because David Blaine has revealed that being upside down makes him think that his “head’s about to explode.” Yeah, well that’s nothing. We once ate three bunches of grapes in one go and it made us feel like our bum was going to explode, but you don’t hear us banging on about it, do you?
David Blaine has always risked injury for his art. When he stood in that cave of ice, David Blaine risked dying of hypothermia. When David Blaine submerged himself in water for several days he risked water suffocation and muscle atrophy. And when David Blaine sat in a box over London he risked having his eye taken out with a gay sausage.
But all of that pales into comparison with what David Blaine’s up to at the moment. While hanging upside down above an ice rink for 60 hours doesn’t sound particularly taxing, the health risks to David Blaine are incredible. By spending so long upside down, any number of the following horrible injuries could happen to him before the end of the stunt:
*Pins & needles
*The 60-hour gravity wedgie
Worst of all, though, is blindness. Before the stunt, doctors told David Blaine that being the wrong way up might cause his optic nerves to scab up or something, and that his sight would never recover. But while he’s been submitting himself to regular upside down medical exams for this matter, there’s a chance that David Blaine has overlooked one tiny condition that the stunt could provoke – Exploding Head Disease. Digital Spy reports:
Speaking from his inverted position, Blaine said he was “doing all right” but that he had experienced an enormous push of blood which made his head feel like it was “about to explode”.
That’s more like it. Perhaps more people would have paid attention to David Blaine’s little stunt from the start if they knew that he was going to get all Scanners on us a couple of hours in.
We’re all for this head explosion malarkey, you know. True, it’ll make a horrible mess of Central Park, countless people will be left experiencing a hideously traumatic event that they’ll never recover from, and David Blaine himself might suffer a side effect or two, but look on the bright side – if David Blaine’s head does explode, then at least he won’t have anything to cry out of like a great big pansy when the stunt’s over for once. It’s completely worth it.