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Blaine's Breath Defying Interview

5/8/2006 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After one week submerged under water, magician David Blaine said everything is going to plan despite being in "pretty bad shape."


The daring feat has caused Blaine to suffer from peeling skin, sharp pains in his joints and a severe earache.

Later today, Blaine will remove his oxygen tube and try to hold his breath underwater - while attempting to remove 150 pounds of chains and handcuffs - longer than the record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds.

Blaine says that if he fails to escape within nine minutes and blacks out, there are people standing by ready to remove him on a stretcher.

Catch the breath-holding finale, 'David Blaine: Drowned Alive,' tonight at 8:00PM on ABC.

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