An Australian magician has shared footage of him allegedly being assaulted onboard a cruise ship during the middle of his performance.

Ben Murphy was performing on the cruise on March 1 when the man, believed to be the partner of a female volunteer who was taking part in a magic trick, allegedly stormed the stage and viciously shoved Murphy backwards.

The magician shared a video of the ordeal to his social media, along with the caption, “My assault onboard.”

In the footage, Murphy and the volunteer can be seen onstage performing a trick. Murphy and his volunteer were holding objects in their mouth and briefly leant towards each other to tap them against each other.

At this point a man, understood to be the female’s partner, can be seen storming onstage and tackling Murphy.

Murphy is pushed backwards while the woman attempts to stop the man.

The man then walks off stage.

“Entertainment, comedy, and magic are not contact sports,” the magician wrote online.

“This guest should not have been allowed to enjoy the rest of his cruise.”

Murphy said he was “physically bruised all over” from the incident. “Hit my head so have had blurry vision,” he said.

The medical team onboard suggested he see a neurologist, and he said he was “quite shaken by it.”

Many have voiced their support for the Aussie magician online, calling it “disgusting behaviour by a grown a** man”.

“I am sorry to see this Ben,” a comment on Murphy’s Instagram post read.

“I do hope the cruise does something about it.

“It’s just not on.

“I also feel sorry for his wife and kids too.

“I hope you’re okay and that you’ve got a supportive team.”

One user who commented said they were present during the incident. “We were in the audience for this and my jaw nearly hit the floor,” they said. “(I) feel sorry for not only you, but the poor wife and kids who saw the whole thing.”

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This article first appeared on Over60.