Stunt accident on America’s Got Talent
Escape artist Jonathan Goodwin taken to hospital after falling whilst hanging in a straitjacket from a wire.
Production has halted on America’s Got Talent: Extreme following an on-set accident.
The accident occurred during a show rehearsal on Thursday night when escape artist Jonathan Goodwin fell whilst being was suspended 21 metres in the air in a straitjacket hanging by his feet from a wire.
Two cars were suspended on either side of him … swinging back and forth. The stunt was for Goodwin to free himself from the restraints and then fall on an air mattress, and avoid getting crushed by the cars as they swung in the air.
But the cars smashed together, sandwiching Goodwin in between them. The impact caused the cars to explode, erupting in a gigantic fireball. Goodwin fell to the ground and hit his head.
Sources say Goodwin was unresponsive after the crash, and people on the set thought he was dead.
“During a rehearsal last evening for America’s Got Talent: Extreme, an accident occurred in which escape artist Jonathan Goodwin was injured while performing his act,” a spokesperson said in their statement. “He was responsive and was immediately taken to the hospital where he is continuing to receive medical care. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family as we await further updates on his condition.”
AGT: Extreme is hosted by Terry Crews, and features judges Nikki Bella, Travis Pastrana and Simon Cowell.
Update: Production as now paused indefinitely.