Singer Ginuwine passed out while holding his breath during a horrific stunt for superstar magician Criss Angel’s show in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this week.
The 51-year-old ‘Pony’ singer was rehearsing for CW’s ‘Magic With the Stars’ when he submerged underwater in a glass cube before smashing the glass walls and losing his consciousness. According to the undisclosed source of the outlet, paramedics were called to the scene and the unconscious singer was carried away onstage.
A video obtained by the outlet shows the crew surrounding the water cube immediately pulling Ginuwine out of the box and trying to calm him down before he ultimately passes out. “It all happened so fast, it was like he got tapped out in a fight,” the source told the publication. “In the show, he was trying to overcome his fear of being underwater as he couldn’t hold his breath for longer than 15 seconds before trying the stunt out.
“Although he failed in rehearsals, he still went ahead with the stunt on the show and everyone was in tears,” the source added.
However, later, a rep for the “Differences” crooner whose real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin told people that the singer is ok and “made a full recovery.” “He was conquering a fear,” a rep for the star says. “Fortunately everything is OK as he was working with Criss Angel, who’s the best in the business.”
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On Tuesday, Criss Angel posted a teaser of the show on his Instagram handle and captioned it with “Sat 10•22 8/7c.” Showing his excitement Ginuwine also commented on the post. It’s unclear if he commented before or after the accident.
‘Magic With the Stars’, which is expected to premiere on Oct 22, features celebrities training with Angel, 54, in Las Vegas to create magic performances. Angel will join Loni Love and magician Lance Burton as judges on the new show. While Comedian Eddie Griffin will be seen hosting the tremendous magic show from Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas. The long list of celebrities featuring on the show includes Donny Osmond, Frankie Muniz, Brec Bassinger, Debbie Gibson, Matt Walsh, Flavor Flav, Randy Couture, Johnny Weir, and Tara Lipinski.