Magic trick gone wrong: Local magician shoots assistant in head

Magic trick gone wrong: Local magician shoots assistant in head

A magician accidentally shot his assistant in the head with a crossbow on Sunday and the injured man was rushed to the hospital.

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Who does not love a bit of magic? Well, a horrified crowd at the National Arts Festival (NAF) in Makhanda had front-0row seats to a magic mishap on Sunday.

Briefly.co.za learned magician Brendon Peel and his co-performer, Li Lau, were putting on their 'Carnival Sideshow and Other Magical Things' magic show when things went horribly wrong.

According to the Daily Dispatch, Peel shot Lau in the head with a crossbow in a botched magic trick.

The single shot to the head meant Lau needed to be rushed to Settler’s Hospital, where the arrow needed to be removed from his head.

NAF CEO Tony Lankester confirmed the incident and added the horrified crowd had to be evacuated from the packed Masonic Front Hall .

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Magic trick gone wrong: Local magician shoots assistant in head

Photo credits: Li Lau - One Crazy China/Facebook.
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Lankester added that the crossbow did not penetrate Lau's skull and he was fully conscious.

Taking to his Facebook account, Lau posted a video to thank his fans for their support..

"Thank you to everyone for their support and messages. I'm doing very well and have been patched up following the minor mishap that happened today at the show. We just took extra precautionary measures to ensure that good. Please know that we are very safe and will never place ourselves in direct harm's way. The shows will go on and we look forward to seeing you all there," he captioned the video.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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