Escape artist speaks after ‘America’s Got Talent’ accident
Escape artist Jonathan Goodwin taunted loss of life from his hospital mattress Wednesday after he was critically injured final week in an accident rehearsing a stunt for an episode of “America’s Received Expertise: Excessive.”
“A few days in the past my life took an entire left flip… and the out pouring of affection from all of the corners of the world; from folks I didn’t even assume would know or bear in mind me… has simply been astonishing,” Goodwin wrote on Instagram.
He thanked pals, his household and his fiancée, saying he was “protected by love.”
“To loss of life I say nananana boo boo… and to the remainder of you… watch this house. There’s a lengthy street to restoration and that gained’t seem like what it did,” Goodwin wrote.
“I’ve so much left to do on this world. Possibly we will make one thing good collectively?”
Goodwin was struck by two vehicles as they swung by the air 40 ft above the bottom after which fell to the bottom, lacking an airbag that was alleged to have cushioned his fall.
Video obtained by TMZ reveals Goodwin hanging from a cable in a straitjacket between two suspended vehicles. When the vehicles are launched, Goodwin is caught between them in a fiery blast as a substitute of falling beneath them, the video reveals.
Manufacturing of “America’s Received Expertise: Excessive” was paused indefinitely.
“Our ideas and prayers stay with Jonathan Goodwin and his household as he continues to get better from his accident on Thursday,” the present mentioned in a press release this week. “The well being and security of our forged and crew proceed to be our precedence.”
“America’s Received Expertise,” a actuality expertise present created by Simon Cowell in 2006, has broadcast for 16 seasons on NBC. “America’s Received Expertise: Excessive” is a by-product.
NBC is owned by NBCUniversal, the father or mother firm of NBC Information.