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Robbie Williams to go on the cross!

British illusionist Derren Brown will be using the pop star for a controversial crucifiction stunt on television.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 20:25 IST

British illusionist Derren Brown will be using pop star Robbie Williams for his controversial crucifiction stunt to be screened on Easter Sunday on TV.

Hypnotised Robbie has 14 inch needles pierced through his arms while being stretched out as if he were on the cross, like Jesus Christ. Insiders claim the 32-year-old was close to being sick at one point during the shock stunt on Brown's show Trick of the mind, which will be aired on British TV network Channel 4.

"I want to decorate myself like that. Perhaps Derren can come on tour and insert (the needles). Brown, 35, adds, With a celebrity like Robbie I felt we needed something better than a simple card trick.

I kind of imagined someone of his calibre would need to know everything in advance but, no - he was just up for it. Mind you, he looked quite troubled by the end of it," Contactmusic quoted Williams as saying.

Brown's previous stunts include making a group of hypnotised participants rob a security van, and playing Russian Roulette with a loaded gun.