Nik Wallenda's Mom Walks the High Wire for the Last Time — Or Is It?
Delilah Wallenda performed her final act alongside her son, then decided to rethink her retirement.
The matriarch of the Flying Wallenda family took her last steps on a high wire, performing with her son in Florida, where they walked 150 feet above the ground.
Delilah Wallenda, 66, crossed the half-inch-wide wire stretched between two towers of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa on Thursday. At one point, son Nik Wallenda nimbly steps over his mother as she sits on the wire. The audience loved it.
It was Delilah's first public walk since having hip replacement surgery last year.
But after's Thursday successful performance, Delilah said she may rethink her retirement announcement. Asked what she plans to do now, Delilah told Inside Edition Friday, "Keep practicing, perhaps make a comeback." Perhaps, she said, she would time it for her 70th birthday.
Nik, who has hinted he may someday walk the tightrope over a live volcano, said he had told his famous mother that "it's time to stop" performing in the family business.
"I hope my kids would do that for me," he said.
But that may not be permanent, his mother said. "Who knows?" she added.
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