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Keith Barry 'fully recovered' after passing out on stage

The magician lost consciousness from lack of oxygen, after his face was wrapped in cling film during an escape trick.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

MAGICIAN KEITH BARRY has made a full recovery after passing out on stage during the climactic act of his show on Friday night, according to promoters.

Barry was performing an escape trick at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, during which he is wrapped in cling film and tied with rope.

Footage of the event shows Barry struggling to escape the restraints, before toppling off a chair and apparently losing consciousness. After several helpers run on stage to assist him, the curtain is lowered and the house lights come on.

“His manager Eamonn Maguire addressed the shocked audience to tell them that the show was over,” show promoters MCD said in a statement this morning.

Mr Maguire advised patrons that Keith had regained consciousness but he was unable to continue with the performance.

The statement added that Barry has since made a “full recovery”. He returned to the stage for another performance the following night, after tweeting on Saturday morning:

There was speculation among Twitter users that Barry had staged the collapse, but his manager denied this in a tweet. Footage of the stunt is available on YouTube here.

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