Going to the ER Was Not Part of the Magic Trick

A Russian Illusionist, Ilya Safronov, is recovering in a Ukranian hospital after one of his illusions went slightly off plan.

The “Hook from the Eye” trick he was performing on Ukranian TV was supposed to give the audience the idea that he had swallowed a fishing hook and then remove it from his eye socket.  But that isn’t exactly what happened.  Safronov accidentally did swallow the hook and it became trapped in his throat.  His brothers, also part of the act, rushed to him and attempted to remove the device themselves before realizing that he needed proper medical attention.

The TV producers realized quickly that things had gone wrong and cut away from the scene.

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