Stuntman Jonathan Goodwin was injured during a daring stunt for the new NBC ‘AGT’ spinoff
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” has halted production after a stunt went wrong that injured one of its contestants.
Granthshala News confirmed Friday that Jonathan Goodwin was injured during a stunt he was performing in the upcoming “America’s Got Talent” offshoot series. On Sunday, an “AGT” production spokesperson shared an update, revealing that Goodwin is recovering and that the show will suspend production during the last days of shooting as a result of the incident.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he recovers from his accident on Thursday,” the statement read. “To focus on the well-being of our crew, we will temporarily halt production on America’s Got Talent: Extreme and resume the last few days of filming at a later date. The health of our cast and crew And safety continues to be our priority.”
In a previous statement, a representative for the series told Granthshala News: “During a rehearsal for America’s Got Talent: Extreme last evening, an accident occurred in which runaway star Jonathan Goodwin was injured during his performance. He was liable and He was immediately taken to the hospital where he continues to receive medical care. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as we await further updates on his condition.”
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No official details have been released about the nature of the accident. However, tmz, citing sources, said Goodwin was in a straitjacket and was hanging from his feet by a wire as two cars were also hanging in the air on either side of him. Goodwin attempted to release himself from the restraints and land on the air mattress as he and the vehicle swung in the air.
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Sources claimed that the stunt took a catastrophic turn when the waving cars collided with each other, with Goodwin in the middle. The cars reportedly exploded “into a giant fireball”, causing the stunt performer to fall to the ground and hit his head.
According to Goodwin’s website, he is a “professional menace” who has “put himself in the most extreme situations and dodges death every time.” He has also appeared in “AGT” before 2020, where he completed a different death-defying stunt. In addition, he has featured in several TV shows around the world including “Dangerman” on BBC America. He also works as a stunt consultant and motivational speaker.
Earlier this month “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” was announced as an expansion to the “America’s Got Talent” franchise. WWE Superstar Nikki Bella, rally car driver Travis Pastrana and Simon Cowell will serve as judges. Terry Crews will host. Currently, it has no premiere date from NBC.
Granthshala News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.