Illusionist David Blaine risked a seizure to see pal Sean Penn's new film MYSTIC RIVER - just a week after he left his Perspex prison last month (OCT03).

The American crept out of hospital following his ABOVE THE BELOW stunt in London - when he spent 44 days without food isolated from the outside world - because he was desperate to see his friend's new movie.

He says, "It was so overwhelming. My legs were swollen and my heart was really weak and I'm in the movie and it starts to get really emotional.

"I started to panic and have an attack and I had to leave."

07/11/2003 09:44