Copperfield assistant released from hospital; slight changes to be made to illusion

December 21st, 2008 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General


Brandon (last name withheld), the David Copperfield stage assistant who was bloodily injured during a Wednesday night performance, was set to be released Friday afternoon, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The assistant was injured in view of the audience when his arm was caught in a 12-foot industrial fan.

Though Copperfield and crew will adjust the blocking of the illusion, it will remain part of the show. Producer Chris Kenner said a review of video recordings of the incident revealed no ongoing safety concerns, and that it was “an odd, freak accident.” The illusion may be put on hiatus, however, if audience reaction becomes too noticeable.

The illusion is “The Fan,” shown below:

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