Criss Angel can add ‘rescuer’ to his impressive repertoire after he helped save an escape artist during a rehearsal for his new show ‘Supernaturalists’ on Wednesday.
Spencer Horsman, who first gained national notoriety as an escape artist on the TV show American’s Got Talent, was rehearsing for opening night at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut when he became trapped in a water tank with his hands tied behind him–30 feet up in the air. Criss Angel noticed that Horsman appeared to be unconscious.
As crew members were heard screaming, “Get him down,” Criss Angel ran onto the stage and began climbing up the metal chains that held the tank above the stage. He and the stage hands pried the top of the tank off in their efforts to save Spencer Horsman.
The entire incident was caught on film.
Spencer Horsman, who hails from Baltimore, is recovering, but the incident caused Criss Angel to reschedule two of the ‘Supernaturalists’ performances.
#WJZ tonight: Baltimore escape artist Spencer Horsman nearly drowns when stunt goes wrong: http://t.co/TCGLTLugwO pic.twitter.com/kVvE6uknyE
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@cbsbaltimore) June 26, 2015
“In an effort to ensure the safety of the cast and crew, we will be moving the opening night of Supernaturalists to June 26th,” Criss Angel said in a statement.
The @Supernaturalist opening night has been moved2tonight6•26 @FoxwoodsCT Safety is always paramount #MagicRevolution pic.twitter.com/EhRtxiqHm4
— Criss Angel (@CrissAngel) June 26, 2015
Escape artists clearly take their lives in their hands every time they create, rehearse, and perform one of their acts. Spencer Horsman is very fortunate that Criss Angel and his stage hands were able to get him out of the tank in time to save his life.
Fox News contacted reps for both Criss Angel and Spencer Horsman, but have yet to receive a reply.