WorldView: Magician Head Set on Fire by Host on National TV Show In Dominican Republic
Magician Wayne Houchin Head Set on Fire by Host on National TV Show in the Dominican Republic.
During a November 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic’s Closer To The Stars TV program, guest host Franklin Barazarte abruptly doused the U.S. magician’s head with ‘Agua de Florida,’ a flammable cologne commonly used in Santeria rituals.
Two days after the incident Houchin posted on Facebook: ‘I was not aware he was going to do this. This was not a stunt or part of an act – this was a criminal attack,” reported the Daily Mirror.
The incident was not broadcast on Dominican television but a video of it has appeared on the Internet.
A Sunday statement on Houchin’s Facebook page says he is ‘resting, healing & working through the legal process’ in the Caribbean nation, where he had been performing with a group of fellow magicians.
Houchin added, “The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country full of beautiful people. The outrage here and outpouring of support has been incredible. The support, love and well wishes that has been sent my way through social media, blogs, forums, friends and fans has been both humbling and overwhelming. Thank you,” reported the Daily Mail newspaper.Tell us what you think in the comments below or on: