Ginuwine passes out in water tank after magic show trick goes wrong
Ginuwine suffered a scary situation earlier this week, as reported by Page Six. The singer was rehearsing for an upcoming act on The CW’s “Magic With the Stars” with famed magician Criss Angel when he lost consciousness while submerged underwater.
While the 51-year-old singer was filming in Las Vegas, video shows him holding his breath in a tank before panicking and hitting the sides of walls to get himself out. Crew members rushed to free him and tried to calm him down before paramedics arrived on the scene. Ginuwine was reportedly “carried onto the stage unconscious” but “later made a full recovery”.
A person who was on set during the tense moments spoke with the Daily mailsaying, “It all happened so fast, it was like he was called upon in a fight. In the show, he was trying to get over his fear of being underwater because he couldn’t not hold your breath for more than 15 seconds before attempting the stunt. They added, “Although he failed the rehearsals, he still continued with the show’s stunt and everyone was in tears.”
Elgin Lumpkin aka Ginuwine allegedly passed out while rehearsing for an underwater stunt with performer Criss Angel
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—Glock Topickz (@Glock_Topickz) October 13, 2022
A rep for the “So Anxious” singer released a statement, saying, “Ginuwine is doing well and has made a full recovery. He was overcoming a fear. The series is set to air on October 22. Comedian Loni Love and magician Lance Burton will join Angel as judges on the show.
Angel has already promoted the upcoming series on social media with clips. In at least one tweet, Ginuwine laughs with the three judges on stage. At this time, none of the cast members have made a public statement about the risky incident. The news began to spread today (October 13), and while most fans were happy to hear that the singer was safe and recovering well, others were unhappy that he was could be injured.
“We cannot accept that magicians put our most precious musicians in danger. This madness must stop,” one person tweeted. Another wrote: “It’s traumatic.” See related tweets below.
— CrissAngel (@CrissAngel) October 8, 2022
We cannot allow magicians to put our most precious musicians in danger. This madness must stop. https://t.co/Ue2Ev2XHmm
— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) October 13, 2022
Yeahhh if I was ginuwine I would ask for my money due without participation. It’s traumatic. https://t.co/lj3wntdvBG
— Sandy 🦄 (@sandramanjie) October 13, 2022