Ginuwine passes out while attempting an underwater magic stunt with Criss Angel


R&B singer Ginuwine fell unconscious while trying to perform a magic stunt with magician and illusionist Criss Angel. The 51-year-old singer was rehearsing an underwater stunt for the CW show magic with the stars earlier this week when he passed out.

Ginuwine, whose real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, was carried unconscious from the scene. He has now fully recovered and is said to be doing well. Read on to learn more about the incident.

Ginuwine passes out during an underwater magic stunt

The toxic pony the singer had volunteered to do an underwater stunt for Criss Angel’s magic with the stars show in Las Vegas. Ginuwine was immersed in a cube filled with water and attempted to hold his breath, wanting to overcome his fear of water.

A video has surfaced online which shows the singer locked in a tank of water. He is then seen to panic and the crew members quickly open the tank to get him out. They then ask him if he’s okay, and the singer nods before finally passing out.

A source revealed that an ambulance was called to the scene and Ginuwine was taken unconscious. The singer has now fully recovered. Despite the incident, Ginuwine continued her performance on the show, receiving praise from fans.

An eyewitness shares details of the incident

A source has now shared full details of the incident, saying: “It all happened so fast, it was like he had been pulled into a fight. In the show, he was trying to get over his fear to be underwater, as he couldn’t hold his breath for more than 15 seconds before attempting the stunt.

“Although he failed rehearsals, he still carried on the show stunt and everyone was in tears,” the source added. Ginuwine’s rep shared his health update and said, “Ginuwine is doing well and has made a full recovery. He was overcoming a scare. Luckily all is well as he was working with Criss Angel, which is the best in the business.

Meanwhile, Criss shared a teaser for magic with the stars on his Instagram handle, on which Ginuwine commented, “My friends 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌.” It is not yet known whether he made the comment before or after the incident.

Criss Angel also faced a similar accident a few years ago

Magician Criss Angel also faced a similar accident and passed out during a stunt in 2017. He was attempting an escape in an upside-down straitjacket, but lost consciousness and had to be rushed to the hospital.

“It’s real. I blur the line between reality and illusion but this demonstration and the risks involved are no joke. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and for me it’s always about pushing my limits,” he said after recovering. A day later, he returned to perform the same stunt on stage.

magic with the stars is set to air October 22 on The CW. The show will feature celebrities training and performing magic stunts with Angel, who will be joined by Loni Love and magician Lance Burton as judges.

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