6:45 p.m. yesterday:
Rubenstein Associates represents David Blaine and I personally have handled publicity for every one of his challenges. There has been no claim that David was going to hang upside down for 60 hours without a break. In all of his discussions with the media, he said he would have to occasionally get his head above his heart and lower his legs to correct circulation. About once every hour, David comes upright for about five minutes for a medical and equipment check. He has something to drink and he relieves himself, something even David can't do upside down. His doctors told him quite simply that if he didn't correct blood flow, he could die. David began the challenge at 8:34 am Monday and concludes at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. That's about 62 hours. Stop by the Wollman Rink, especially Wednesday night, and enjoy the spectacle. It's free. And give the guy a break.