Entertainment behind the scenes
Bill Murray falls from the sky in Chicago
Murray, sporting a bright yellow flight suit, waved and kicked his legs while strapped to a member of the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights skydiving team that parachuted onto Chicago’s lakefront on Friday to kick off the city’s annual air and water show.
“I had a designated driver,” Murray told WBBM-Radio after the charity stunt.
“I was laughing hysterically while I was falling but just before it I was tearing up a little bit, thinking ‘Oh, not another stupid mistake.’ But it was really fun, a kick,” Murray said, safely on the ground.
There was no way to back out before he exited the plane over Lake Michigan, Murray said.
Asked if he got any training beforehand, Murray joked, “Mostly I had to sign a lot of waivers saying I wouldn’t sue the government if I died.
“They pretty much told me to show up and shut up.”
The Golden Knights also helped former President George Bush fulfill a skydiving wish.
(Reporting by Andrew Stern)