When Nik Wallenda, known as the King of the High Wire, performs his tightrope walk between the 65-story Marina City towers in Chicago on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2, he will be wearing a blindfold, reports Deadline.com.
Wallenda announced the twist this morning on NBC’s “Today” show, the story says.
“It will be the first time Wallenda has walked a tightrope blindfolded — in ’11, he performed acrobatic moves while blindfolded, on a gadget called the Wheel of Death that hung off the side of the Tropicana Casino and Resort’s 23rd floor in Atlantic City,” the piece reports.
The report notes that NBCUniversal’s Peacock Productions is producing the Discovery Channel program.
Said Wallenda: “I’ll not only need incredible physical strength to complete this walk, but laser-focused concentration.”
Viewers have been tuning in to Wallenda’s stunts, with 13 million people watching him walk across a tightrope spanning the Colorado River Gorge in a Discovery broadcast last year.