Illusionist DAVID BLAINE sympathises with people who threw eggs at him during his 44-day starvation ordeal - because he wouldn't have believed the stunt was real either.

The American magician, who finished his self-imposed incarceration last month (OCT03), insists he didn't mind being taunted by sceptical members of the public.

David, 30, says, "Number one, I would have a tough time believing it. If I was in a bad mood, I'd throw an egg at him. This gay parade came and they threw sausages.

"But for every guy who would throw an egg there would be 100 people waving."

06/11/2003 14:02