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Magician David Blaine To 'Electrify' NYC This Weekend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Magician David Blaine is getting ready for another stunt in New York City.

It's called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On" and will take place at Manhattan's Pier 54 this weekend.

1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon reports


The stunt will feature Blaine dressed in a metal suit standing on top of a 20-foot-high pillar for three days without sleep or food while surrounded by a million volts of electricity.

David Blaine's electrifying stunt
David Blaine's electrifying stunt (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Blaine performed a small preview of the performance at a news conference on Tuesday.

Watch a preview below:

ELECTRIFIED - One Million Volts Always On (Official Teaser) by ultrabookexperience on YouTube

"Remember the plasma balls they used to have at Sharper Image and you would touch the side of the ball and the electricity would come off to your finger tips, I wanted to do that," he said.

He said people who stop by Pier 54 or watch the performance streamed live online will be able to interact with the magician.

"Everybody gets to control the environment that I'm in and shoot all of the arcs of currents and electricity," Blaine said.

There will be a doctor monitoring the stunt and EMTs standing by in case he gets electrocuted, which he said shouldn't happen as long as he doesn't touch his face.

The event begins Friday and runs through Monday.

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