Magician David Blaine has made a name for himself by attempting some of the most dangerous stunts imaginable, but during his most recent primetime TV special, ABC鈥檚 David Blaine: Beyond Magic, the 43-year-old proved just how real the dangers of being a magician can be.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: David Blaine attends the 2016 ABC Upfront at David Geffen Hall on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

The show, which was filmed inside Las Vegas鈥檚 MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of 20,000 fans, including the ever-handsome聽David Beckham, featured Blaine鈥檚 much hyped-about bullet catching trick鈥 which could have cost him his life.

In short, the trick, which Blaine successfully premiered way back in 2010, saw the magician pulling a string to fire a rifle in order to then catch the bullet in a metal cup that was attached to a mouth guard covering his gums. That didn鈥檛 happen, however, because the metal cup slipped out of place and things quickly took a turn for the worse.

鈥淭ime just started to move really slow,鈥 Blaine recalls in the clip above, which shows the heart-stopping accident that鈥檚 still making us wince. 鈥淲hen the bullet struck the cup, there was a high-pitched ringing in my ears and I felt an impact on the back of my throat. I was sure the bullet went right through my head and that I was dead.鈥

Luckily, doctors found he was, in fact, alive and merely suffering from a lacerated throat, though it鈥檚 unclear whether he was hit by a piece of the mouthguard (which shattered) or something else. While the magician is expected to make a full recovery, it was enough to terrify his loved ones: According to The Daily Telegraph, David鈥檚 friends have refused to ever help him orchestrate the bullet catching trick again. Good call, guys! YIKES!

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(h/t Daily Telegraph, photo via Brad Barket/Getty)