LATEST: American illusionist David Blaine blacked out on Friday (28APR06) while holding his breath underwater in preparation for his latest daredevil stunt. Blaine was at a pool in New York City when he passed out while training to break a world record by holding his breath underwater for nine minutes. He blamed the incident on his brutal regime, telling, "I've been working too hard and I'm already dieting, so missing one meal can really mess me up." The illusionist will spend seven days submerged underwater in a fishbowl-like sphere and will then attempt to break the record. Filming will begin on his latest special, DAVID BLAINE:DROWNED ALIVE, on Monday (01MAY06) at Lincoln Center Square in New York City.