This Magician's 'Nail in a Bag' Trick Went Horribly Wrong on Live TV
Warning: Not for the squeamish.
BY LOUISE MCCREESH | Jul 7, 2016 | Film & TV
Live TV isn't always smooth sailing all the time, as this Polish TV presenter soon found out in an agonising way.
Marzena Rogalska was presenting Poland's Question for Breakfast last weekend where she was joined by a Poland's Got Talent semi-finalist hoping to impress with a new trick.
He enlisted Rogalska to be his lovely assistant, but the trick soon turned into a horror show as the presenter was asked to slam her hand down on a paper bag—only to impale her hand on a huge nail.
And, fair warning, the clip is not one for the squeamish among you to watch:
The video footage shows Rogalska holding her hand over a paper bag, but when the magician tells Marzena to drop her hand she screams in agony.
After a moment where the three people on-screen pause in shock, the magician quickly comes to Rogalska's aid and leads her off-camera to seek treatment and she did not reappear on the program for the rest of its duration.
Rogalska was taken to hospital where her injury was discovered to be superficial and she was given a tetanus shot, according to The Sun.
Producers of the program later stated that the segment had gone smoothly during rehearsal.
The presenter later reassured fans she was okay with a video posted on her Facebook page.
In it, she appears with the magician and his assistant and shows that her hand has been heavily bandaged as the magician appears to kiss it better.
The video was accompanied with the caption: "Thank you for your support. I'm alive. Everything will be fine."
From: Esquire US