Magician David Blaine

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 5, 2001

How is magician David Blaine doing since performing his ice stunt?
—Mae P., Texas

Believe it or not, David Blaine is fine. After being encased in a block of ice for three days, he emerged unscathed. Blaine, 27, is single, lives in New York, and currently is researching for his next trick while preparing for his upcoming television special. He's also writing a book about his life. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he discovered magic at 3 and began performing professionally when he was about 16. He's had three specials on ABC and, until the ice trick, was perhaps best known for burying himself for a week in a glass coffin immersed in water.