Arrow to the Knee? Try a Fishhook in the Throat

In this case, the illusion was real.┬áRussian illusionist Ilya Safronov was performing the illusion of swallowing a sharp hook then pulling it out of his eye, when he accidentally really DID swallow it. The hook became lodged in his throat. ┬áThe illusionist’s brothers, who were part of the act, initially intended to remove the hook…