No one seems to know when or where Nik Wallenda will hit the high wires again – and that includes Wallenda himself.
Speaking to FOX 13 on Friday morning, he said he's just excited to be back home in Sarasota after his death-defying walk over a gorge in Arizona weeks ago – an event that drew 21 million viewers around the world.
"It's exciting TV," he said via telephone. "We had incredible ratings last year. We had incredible ratings this year. It's dramatic TV. It's real. It's life on the line."
Wallenda is back in town for the parade of boats this weekend. He's the honorary grand marshal.
Wallenda has said he wants to do a high-wire walk in New York City at the Empire State Building, but that idea was turned down by local officials. He's said he wouldn't rule out a walk in Paris at the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids in Egypt or the Great Wall of China.
They are all very ambitious ideas, but for now, Wallenda is keeping his feet on solid ground. Wallenda said he's watched video of the Arizona stunt just once, and he said watching it even made him nervous.
"My palms were sweaty just watching it," he said.
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