He was doing a stunt that went horribly wrong on the set of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: EXTREME. Jonathan Goodwin has finally been released from hospital four months later. The daredevil took to Instagram to share the happy news with fans.
“Goodwin was suspended 70 feet in the air in a straitjacket hanging by his feet from a wire,” TMZ reported, based on an account from a production source. “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. Something went terribly wrong, and 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.”
An “AGT” spokesperson said during a rehearsal an accident occurred in which escape artist Jonathan Goodwin was injured while performing his act. He was responsive and was immediately taken to the hospital where he is continuing to receive medical care.”
Is this what happens in the name of ratings and fame when people put themselves into dangerous situations to get that moment of fame and a shot at $500,000? What do YOU say?