March 12, 2023 | 6:51 a.m
Australian magician Ben Murphy was attacked while performing on a cruise in the Caribbean earlier this month.
Ben Murphy: Instagram
Jealousy he got the best of him.
It was Ben Murphy, Australian broadcaster and magician Allegedly attacked During his performance on a Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise on March 1.
During the trick, Murphy and the volunteer sat with folded playing cards sticking out of their mouths while Murphy leaned over for a “kiss”—the part of the trick where the magician “swaps” cards into each other’s mouth.
Murphy then tried to get the card out of his mouth but his eyes, seen on a large screen on stage, widened as a member of the crowd – He thinks he is the woman’s partner – Charge the stage and push the artist to the ground.
“My assault is on board. Entertainment, comedy and magic are not contact sports. This guest should not be allowed to enjoy the rest of his cruise,” Murphy wrote on TikTok.
Murphy claimed to have suffered multiple bruises and “blurred vision”, According to 7News.
“Hit my head until my vision blurs,” Murphy said, The medical team on board advised him to see a neurologist.
Murphy said the volunteer gave her consent to the act.
“She was beautiful and she was laughing and having a really good time, she danced and laughed and gave her approval to everything,” Murphy said.
The magician hinted that officials did not provide assistance after the incident, saying that his statement was not recorded until a week after the alleged assault.
“The witness should have made statements that day,” Murphy said. “How they said there were no witnesses to this baffles me.”
Viewers took to Instagram to share their support for Murphy, and one asked if the magician was able to go through with the show.
“If you finish the show, you deserve an award. It will take superhuman strength to stay on stage afterward,” magician Chris Herrick Comment on Instagram.
Murphy replied, “Show over (25 minutes left. Did 2 more shoes in 4 nights).”
Other commenters Take the opportunity to mock the attacker.
“Tell me you’re insecure in your relationship without telling me your insecurities lol,” said one user.
Another user added: “The dog ruined the damn magic trick, now I’ll never know what was supposed to happen.”
Quantum of the Seas was on a five-day, round-trip Queensland cruise that departed from Brisbane on February 26 and returned on March 3, according to the itinerary. on CruiseMapper.
Murphy site He claims to have sold out over 300 performances in the United States and holds the world record for most times someone has performed “Houdini’s Chinese Underwater Torture Cell”.