A stuntman who tried to win 600 million won in the American audition program ‘America’s Got Talent’ suffered a terrible accident.
On the 17th (local time), the Daily Mail and TMZ reported that stunt performer Jonathan Goodwin (41), who was shooting for NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ reported
The accident occurred during the rehearsal of Goodwin’s performance in ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ with a prize of $500,000 (about 600 million won). Goodwin attempted to create a scene where he threw his clothes off and escaped between two vehicles moving left and right while his feet were hanging from the structure.
However, the timing of the vehicle’s movement was different than expected, and Goodwin’s performance had a disastrous ending. Before Goodwin escaped, two vehicles that were crossing the air met in the presence of Goodwin and collided, and the impact caused a fire. Goodwin suffered a head injury in the fall and was taken to the hospital in critical condition for surgery.
Staff present at the scene said, “The accident was so horrific that I thought Goodwin was dead.”
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” spokesperson said: “Goodwin was immediately taken to hospital and is receiving treatment. We are waiting for news that his condition has improved and we are praying for Goodwin and his family.
Goodwin appeared in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2019 and ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2020, and has garnered attention by successfully performing dizzying scenes such as escaping through handcuffs in a blazing fire.
‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’, where this accident occurred, has been attracting attention with the performances of participants who challenge a dangerous mission with a prize of 500,000 dollars. However, the recording was temporarily suspended due to the accident, and the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident.
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