Blaine made the last-minute change to his “Ascension” stunt this weekend.
The illusionist was supposed to attempt to float over the Hudson River — from New Jersey to New York — while attached to helium balloons, like the house in the 2009 animated movie “Up.”
“As some of you already know, I’m working on the most exciting project of my life, which is called Ascension,” Blaine, 47, shared in a video Sunday that he filmed in Arizona.
“The idea is I wanna grab a bunch of balloons and go floating all the way up into the sky until I almost disappear,” he said. “I’ve been working diligently on this with the best team in the world, but because of the complexity of this project, I’m not going forward with my plans to do New York City at this time. But the good news is this groundbreaking R&D flight will be done for the first time right here in Arizona, which is the most beautiful backdrop that I’ve ever seen in my life.”