David Copperfield Stunt Goes Wrong, Assistant Hospitalized

01/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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One of David Copperfield's magician's assistants was rushed to the hospital with a severe injury during the finale performance of his MGM Grand Las Vegas show Wednesday, an rep for Copperfield tells Usmagazine.com.

"During an illusion where David attempts to walk through the rotating blades of a 12-foot high industrial fan, the fan and its platform were being rotated by one of David's illustion technicians," the rep says. "Just prior to David himself walking through the fan, Brandon was accidentally pulled into the vortex of the moving fan blades, causing injury to his arm and face."

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