‘AGT: Extreme’ Pauses Production Following Jonathan Goodwin’s On-Stage Accident
Welsh daredevil Jonathan Goodwin had a terrifying accident on the America’s Got Talent: Extreme stage last week. This accident was so bad that audience members were convinced the stunt performer had been killed. Immediately after the accident, he was unresponsive but reportedly gained consciousness during his airlift to the hospital. His condition is still unknown, but he has since undergone massive surgery.
News of the accident hit the media on October 15 when producers of the show confirmed that the contestant is responsive and getting medical care. Producers also shared that their thoughts and prayers are with both Jonathan and his family. Since their first statement, they have released further details on how they will move forward on the series as a whole.
“In order to focus on the wellbeing of our crew,” they said. “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.”
Jonathan is a giant name in the Got Talent franchise. He has shocked judges on both America’s Got Talent (season 15) and Britain’s Got Talent (season 13). Even before his time in the Got Talent franchise, he has been performing. Before AGT or BGT Goodwin was apart of television specials, and even had one of his own.
What Happened to Jonathan Goodwin?
Jonathan was airlifted to the hospital after his AGT: Extreme act went horribly wrong during rehearsal. The daredevil was dangling mid-air in a straight jacket between two cars that were swinging back and forth. The point of this trick was for Goodwin to escape from the straight jacket, releasing onto the ground and missing the cards. Goodwin was a few minutes too late and became sandwiched between the two cars that then caught on fire.
According to onlookers, once Jonathan hit the ground he fell directly onto his head. Witnesses to the event have said that they thought Goodwin died on the scene. The daredevil has already undergone surgery and is continuing to receive medical care.