Get effectively quickly. Jonathan Goodwin, a contestant on the upcoming sequence America’s Received Expertise: Excessive, sustained severe accidents whereas performing a harmful stunt.

The performer, 41, who refers to himself as “The Daredevil,” was unresponsive after trying to free himself to keep away from getting crushed by two vehicles as they had been suspending within the air on Thursday, October 14.


Jonathan Goodwin.
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Goodwin was hanging by his ft 70 ft, whereas two automobiles had been suspended on both aspect of him. The stunt concerned the contestant trying to free himself from the restraints of a straitjacket and falling onto an air mattress beneath him earlier than the swinging vehicles crushed him.

The U.Ok. native ended up squished by the vehicles that then exploded, based on TMZ. Goodwin fell to the bottom from the impression and hit his head in consequence.

“Throughout a rehearsal final night for America’s Received Expertise: Excessive, an accident occurred during which escape artist Jonathan Goodwin was injured whereas performing his act,” a spokesperson for the NBC sequence advised Us Weekly on Friday, October 15. “He was responsive and was instantly taken to the hospital the place he’s persevering with to obtain medical care. Our ideas and prayers exit to him and his household as we await additional updates on his situation.”

The escapologist, who paperwork his varied stunts on social media, beforehand tried to spherical up all of the death-defying actions that he has tried.

Throughout an interview with Broadway World in February 2020, Goodwin revealed that he had been “hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned on the stake, attacked by sharks and bitten by rattlesnakes, dodged arrows and climbed underneath shifting vehicles” throughout the course of his profession.

After showing on the unique America’s Received Expertise present that very same 12 months, Goodwin shocked viewers with an excessive stunt that he teased was solely the start for him.

“I’ve at all times recognized what I used to be going to do. That was my plan from the very starting,” Goodwin defined his efficiency to Leisure Tonight Canada in September 2020, noting that he doesn’t have room to alter any particulars as a result of how harmful each is.

“Due to the dimensions of what I do, there’s no method that I might flip round on issues shortly,” he shared on the time. “Like a singer can select one other track to sing and apply for a few weeks after which they’re on once more. However the stuff that I do is so concerned and so difficult that I needed to know method upfront what I’d do.”

Goodwin hinted that he had even greater plans for a future efficiency on AGT.

“The stunt that I’ve deliberate, the final stunt in my guide, is with out query the most important factor I’ve ever completed,” he added.

The fact additionally mirrored on what it meant to be acting on such a widely known expertise present.

“It’s the most important leisure present on this planet,” he defined. “For me, it’s the chance to indicate my new nation what I can do. Fortunately, I’ve been fortunate to get far sufficient that I’m actually pushing myself and actually being given the chance to not solely push my very own limits but in addition to push the bounds of what we will do in a TV present like this.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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