Terrifying video reveals the second an “America’s Acquired Expertise: Excessive” contestant is crushed between two vehicles throughout rehearsal.
Jonathan Goodwin, 41, was supposed narrowly slip between two vehicles suspended 70 toes within the air as they swing towards him and drop onto a mattress under.
However a stomach-turning, 10-second clip obtained by TMZ reveals the timing was off within the daredevil feat — leading to Goodwin getting sandwiched by the vehicles as they explode.
Goodwin, who was filming the stunt for the heart-racing spinoff of NBC’s “America’s Acquired Expertise,” then fell to the bottom after being struck by the vehicles, hitting his head — which the clip doesn’t present, TMZ mentioned.
He was airlifted to a hospital in important situation and underwent surgical procedure.
His present situation isn’t recognized.
The harrowing scene left some crew members believing he was killed, TMZ reported.
It’s unclear what precisely went unsuitable and who was at fault for the practically lethal blunder.
A rep for the present beforehand confirmed the incident in a press release.
“Throughout a rehearsal final night for ‘America’s Acquired Expertise: Excessive,’ an accident occurred through which escape artist Jonathan Goodwin was injured whereas performing his act,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release. “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.”
“AGT: Excessive” started filming its first season earlier this month.
In accordance with an NBC press launch, the sequence “will showcase probably the most outrageous, distinctive and jaw-dropping acts of huge scale and magnitude.”
The Welsh stuntman is not any stranger to performing harmful TV stunts, showing on “Britain’s Acquired Expertise” in 2019.
In 2020, Goodwin reached the semifinals of “America’s Acquired Expertise.” In a single stunt, he caught hearth as he tried to launch himself from a pair of handcuffs.