David Blaine Wraps Up High-Voltage Stunt in NYC

Blaine was able to walk with assistance, speak and kiss his fiancée before being taken to a hospital to be examined

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    Magician David Blaine stands inside an apparatus surrounded by a million volts of electric currents streamed by tesla coils during his 72-hour "Electrified: 1 Million Volts Always On" stunt on Pier 54 Friday.

    Daredevil David Blaine has finished what could be said to be his most electrifying stunt.

    The magician emerged shortly before 9 p.m. Monday after spending three days and nights standing in the middle of one million volts of electric currents at New York's Pier 54.

    A spokesman says Blaine was able to walk with assistance, speak and kiss fiancée Alizee Guinochet before being taken to a hospital to be examined.

    The 39-year-old Blaine wore a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents, emitted by Tesla coils.

    The stunt was called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On." It was streamed on YouTube, with help from Intel Corp.

    Blaine's past stunts include hanging upside down over Central Park and being encased in a block of ice.

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