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Will Smith is actually going to do this ridiculous helicopter bungee jump

Published May 5th, 2018 3:02PM EDT
Will Smith Helicopter Bungee Jump
Image: YouTube

Some people go to dinner on their birthday or host big parties, especially when reaching certain significant milestones.

But if you’re Will Smith and you’re just turning 50, then what you’ll be doing on your birthday is jumping out of a helicopter attached to a bungee. And you’ll do it over the Grand Canyon too, just for good measure.

I guess that’s one of the best ways to spend your 50th birthday on this planet. In case you forgot, back in March, the folks at YouTube channel Yes Theory challenged Smith to pull off this particular stunt.

Surprisingly, the actor agreed to do it, as soon as his movie projects were over, to prevent any injuries to delay them.

At the time, Smith said he’d only do it if the proceeds would be donated to charity, adding that he’ll reveal more details about the challenge at a later date.

As Engadget explains, that date has come. The actor’s partners told the world that the event, called The Jump Off, will take place on September 25th, his birthday.

The announcement came at YouTube Brandcast event, where Google’s video streaming service also announced that YouTube now has 1.8 billion logged-in users each month.

Chief business officer Robert Kyncl announced a bunch of content deals, per Variety, including Smith’s The Jump Off, which will be live-streamed on YouTube, of course.

Will Smith, who launched his YouTube channel only in December, has more than 1.8 million subscribers already. Then again, when you’re already a big star like him, getting fans to subscribe to your new YouTube channel is probably extremely easy.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.