Jonathan Goodwin was suspended 70 feet in the air hanging by his feet while in a straightjacket when the stunt went horribly wrong, TMZ reports, as he was filming for America’s Got Talent: Extreme.
Goodwin — who has appeared on America’s Got Talent in the past — is said to have been air-lifted to hospital where his condition remains unclear, according to the report.
America’s Got Talent: Extreme stuntman Jonathan Goodwin ‘almost dies’ in horrific accident as he is ‘air-lifted to hospital where his condition remains unclear’ (Goodwin pictured in 2016)
A spokesperson for America’s Got Talent: Extreme confirmed Goodwin’s injury to DailyMail.com.
‘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,’ they said. ‘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.’
Goodwin was reportedly meant to free himself from the restraints and fall on an air mattress, narrowly avoiding two cars that were suspended beside him.
The vehicles on cables were swing side to side, but Goodwin apparently failed to get out of his restraints before they collided in midair.
The crash resulted in an explosion, though it’s unclear if it was a result of the crash or a planned use of pyrotechnics.
Extreme edition: Daredevil stuntman Goodwin was filming a new ‘extreme’ version of the Simon Cowell talent show
Friend of the show: Jonathan Goodwin previously appeared on Britain’s Got Talent
After he was smashed in the middle of the fiery explosion, Goodwin fell to the ground and reportedly hit his head during the impact.
The fall was so horrific that crew members on the America’s Got Talent: Extreme initially assumed he had been killed in the fall.
However, the stuntman was was conscious and responsive by the time that he was airlifted to a hospital for immediate treatment.
According to TMZ, Goodwin is currently being treated in a trauma unit, though his condition isn’t yet known.
The performer has successfully completed death-defying stunts in the past for AGT, and he’s also been featured on its sister series Britain’s Got Talent.
Dangerous: Goodwin was suspended in the air in a straightjacket between two swinging cars, but they collided with him in the middle before he could free himself; seen on America’s Got Talent
Shocking: After he was smashed in the middle of the fiery explosion, Goodwin fell to the ground and reportedly hit his head during the impact, leading some crew to assume he was dead; still from The Illusionists in 2016
AGT’s Terry Crews also hosts the new Extreme version of the competition series, while Simon Cowell, pro wrestler Nikki Bella and stuntman Travis Pastrana are judges.
Earlier this week, Goodwin sparked engagement rumors after he and his girlfriend, Sherlock star Amanda Abbington, went Instagram official after nine months of dating.
‘That was possibly the longest game of hide and seek ever…. #FoundYa ❤️ ,’ he sweetly captioned a photo of the two cuddling up.
The daredevil added a diamond ring emoji in his Instagram bio, leading fans to suspect he had popped the question to the 47-year-old actress, who was previously married to Black Panther’s Martin Freeman.
Loved up: Earlier this week, Goodwin sparked engagement rumors after he and his girlfriend, Sherlock star Amanda Abbington, went Instagram official
Hints: The daredevil added a diamond ring emoji in his Instagram bio, leading fans to suspect he had popped the question to the 47-year-old actress