Widely known and respected magician – Wayne Houchin, recently appeared on a Dominican television show and says he was purposely set on fire by the host.
Wayne Houchin appeared on ‘Approach the Stars’ and was going to perform a trick when the TV host took a handful of ignited Aqua De Florida and threw it on Wayne’s head.
Monday while appearing on a TV show in the Dominican Republic, the TV host took a handful of Aqua De Florida, ignited it and intentionally dropped it on my head, setting me on fire. 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. The fast actions of the rest of our Curiosidades team saved my life. The fire was put out and I was rushed to the emergency room. I have bad burns on my head, face, neck and right hand. I am in pain, but am recovering. I will update you on the situation when I can.
The show’s FB page described the incident as a “Blessing”. Aqua De Florida is used by shamans in healing and cleansing rituals. It is possible the host thought he was doing something good.
Glad that Wayne is doing ok and our prayers for a quick recovery are with him.