PHOTO: Magician sues after being set on fire on Television


A TV host set a magician on fire on live TV, according to a video uploaded to the internet.

The magician from the United States is receiving medical treatment and is preparing legal action after the host of a television program in the Dominican Republic set him on fire while trying to show off a stunt.

Wayne Houchin is out of the hospital but is still receiving treatment for burns on the face, scalp and hands. Houchin told news reporters that he is still in a lot of pain, but he is slowly recovering.

The California native, said Monday he has hired lawyers to prepare a complaint for the authorities in order for them to file criminal charges against the TV host.

The magician, who is 29-years-old, was taping a segment for the “Closer To The Stars” when Franklin Barazarte, a guest host, abruptly doused him with flammable liquid.