David Blaine Hangs Out in New York City

Illusionist David Blaine hangs upside down at Wollman Rink in Central Park on September 22, 2008 in New York City. The 35-year-old Blaine planned to hang for 60 hours from a wire, completing the stunt on September 24. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images North America)

Magician David Blaine is known for pushing the limits of the human body. So it was no surprise when he decided he would push his body even more by hanging upside down over New York City's central park.

Over the course of the stunt, which began Monday and will end Wednesday, Blaine faces medical dangers such as blindness, hemorrhaging, extreme blood loss to his lower extremities and organ failure.

Despite these concerns, doctors say he's okay. "His vital signs are fine. He's in very good spirits," said Dr. Massimo Napolitano, the surgeon advising Blaine. "All his organs are working well."

In previous stunts Blaine has spent 72 hours encased in a block of ice, 44 days without food in a Plexiglass box and a week under water. Hanging upside down? That should be a piece of cake!

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Magician David Blaine performs a stunt at Wollman Rink in Central Park on September 22, 2008 in New York City. Illusionist David Blaine hangs upside down at Wollman Rink in Central Park on September 22, 2008 in New York City. The 35-year-old Blaine planned to hang for 60 hours from a wire, completing the stunt on September 24. Illusionist David Blaine hangs upside down at Wollman Rink in Central Park on September 22, 2008 in New York City. The 35-year-old Blaine planned to hang for 60 hours from a wire, completing the stunt on September 24. Magician David Blaine performs a stunt at Wollman Rink in Central Park on September 22, 2008 in New York City.
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