Blaine says his trick ideas come from nightly dreams he documents in a bedside journal and explains, As soon as I wake up I have an image in my head, and I keep a pen and paper by my bed to write it down.
Thats how he came up with his latest stunt: Holding his breath longer than any other human, which will be documented in the upcoming ABC primetime special, David Blaine: Drowned Alive, airing Monday, May 8.
The 33 year-old performer says entertainment is as much a part of his art as creativity.
In his words, I do my art for all people, especially the regular people on the street.
But Blaine says his fame does precede him now, adding, When I was a teenager, I used to do magic in response to restaurant or street magicians, but says he quit doing that about the time he started performing regularly.
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