‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ Pauses Production After Horrifying On-Set Accident
Production on America’s Got Talent : Extreme has been paused indefinitely after an accident on set involving stuntman Jonathan Goodwin.
An AGT spokeswoman said, “Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday. In order to focus on the wellbeing of our crew, we will be temporarily pausing production on America’s Got Talent: Extreme and will resume the last few days of filming at a later date. The health and safety of our cast and crew continue to be our priority.”
Simon Cowell’s new stunt show stalled as daredevil reportedly crushed by two cars
Production on Simon Cowell’s new talent show America’s Got Talent: Extreme has paused after a contestant suffered a terrifying accident.
Jonathan Goodwin was airlifted to hospital after he was reportedly crushed between two cars in a daredevil stunt that went wrong on Thursday.
‘America’s Got Talent’ shuts down production following contestant Jonathan Goodwin’s failed stunt
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” is pausing production after stuntman and contestant Jonathan Goodwin was hospitalized after suffering injuries from a daredevil stunt.
During Thursday’s rehearsal for the “America’s Got Talent” spin-off, an accident occurred while Goodwin performed his act, an “America’s Got Talent” spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY Friday. Goodwin is continuing to receive medical care after being immediately hospitalized following the accident.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday. In order to focus on the wellbeing of our crew, we will be temporarily pausing production on America’s Got Talent: Extreme and will resume the last few days of filming at a later date. The health and safety of our cast and crew continue to be our priority.”
A famed escapologist and daredevil, Goodwin is known for his dangerous stunts and refers to himself as the world’s “greatest theatrical stunt performer” in his Instagram bio. He is currently competing on “America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” hosted by WWE superstar Nikki Bella, rally car driver Travis Pastrana and Simon Cowell. Terry Crews will be the host.
Previously, he competed in Season 15 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2020 and made headlines with his quarterfinals act. He was eliminated during the semifinals.
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Terrifying video shows ‘America’s Got Talent’ star crushed in stunt-gone-wrong
A daredevil escape artist was crushed by two cars in a caught-on-camera stunt gone horribly awry for “America’s Got Talent: Extreme.”
The sickening video, obtained by TMZ, shows Jonathan Goodwin, 41, get sandwiched between the vehicles, which are suspended 70 feet in the air, instead of narrowly dropping between them and onto an air mattress below. The cars erupted into a fireball on impact.
For the stunt, Goodwin was supposed to free himself from a straight jacket while dangling from his feet between the two swinging cars, the gossip site reported.
But instead of going out without a hitch, Goodwin then fell to the ground, hitting his head — which the clip does not show.
He was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery. His current condition is not known.
The accident was so grisly, the crew on set thought Goodwin was dead, TMZ reported.
“AGT: Extreme” began filming its first season earlier this month.
who is Jonathan Goodwin ?
Jonathan Goodwin is a Welsh escapologist and daredevil.
(born 20 February 1980)
He first appeared on Channel 4 TV programme Dirty Tricks and has subsequently appeared in TV specials The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From, and Deathwish Live as well as Discovery Channel’s One Way Out and How Not to Become Shark Bait in which he allowed himself to be attacked by a Caribbean reef shark. Goodwin returned to Discovery Channel in 2009 for a ten-part series of One Way Out which also starred engineer Terry Stroud. He also appeared in an episode of the Channel 4 program Balls of Steel with his dad helping him with a stunt.
Jonathan Goodwin’s horrific car stunt gone wrong was every bit as shocking as it sounded — which you can now see here in video of the accident that’s gut-wrenching to watch.
TMZ has obtained footage of the moment the stunt got underway Thursday during an ‘AGT: Extreme’ rehearsal, and the moment Goodwin got sandwiched between two cars … resulting in a massive fireball to explode, and Goodwin being rushed to the hospital in critical condition.