Will Smith Celebrates 50th Birthday By Bungee Jumping From Helicopter Over Grand Canyon
September 26, 2018
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If Will Smith is 50 then what is the world coming to? The man who was the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is definitely too old to be a prince now but he’s still young enough to keep doing ridiculous things like extreme sports.
BeingWill Smith,he didn’t fancy a trip to a nice restaurant or a chilled one with his family to celebrate his half century. Nope, he decided to celebrate the milestone by jumping out ofahelicopter over the Grand Canyon.
Smith shared the experience on hisYouTube channel, describing it as ‘spectacular’ and saying he ‘would definitely do it again’.
Wife Jada Pinkett Smith and his kids Trey, Jaden and Willow came along to show their support, as did Carlton (AKA AlfonsoRiberiro), which ispretty cool.
He posted a photo of his family on Instagram shortly before his jump, writing: “My Squad holding me down for my big 5-0.”
Credit: Instagram/Will Smith
According to Variety,Smith was dared to take on the challenge by YouTube group Yes Theory to help raise awareness of education campaigns run by Global Citizen.
In the slightly terrifying footage, Smith can be seen being carried into the air, before standing on the side of the helicopter. After a countdown from five, he leaps backwards with his arms’outstretched.
Smith: “Nothing. Nothing will ever be scarier than that. It goes from complete, absolute terror to the most magnificent bliss you’ve ever felt in your life.
“And I don’t know what it is, when the cord works –first of all, you happy the cord worked, right. Then it’s like the whole Grand Canyon is mine.
“I’m justkindahanging there and the choppers far away – you’re not really hearing it – it’s like just bliss and it’s like nobody will ever have that view. It’s like me and the Grand Canyon, it’s like that combination. It’s almost like you need terror to experience the bliss.”
He added: “You have to commit.
“Life is hard, you might get hurt, your heart might get broken, you might lose your job, but you’ve still got to commit.”
Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.
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