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America's Got Talent stuntman, Jonathan Goodwin, 'landed on his head' and cars 'slammed into him' during rehearsals for the show on Thursday night.
In a 911 call a woman is reported to be heard saying that a man was suspended from a cable with cars that were supposed to slam into each other.
However, she is reported as saying, "he didn't drop in time and they slammed into him.”
"He fell about 40 feet. He missed the airbag and landed on his head.”
The call, which was obtained by The Sun, occurred just before Jonathan Goodwin, 41, was taken to hospital with severe injuries following the incident, which occurred while working on the show American's Got Talent: Extreme.
A representative for America's Got Talent said, "During a rehearsal last evening for America’s Got Talent: Extreme, an accident occurred in which escape artist Jonathan Goodwin was injured while performing his act.
“He was responsive and was immediately taken to the hospital where he is continuing to receive medical care.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family as we await further updates on his condition.”
The Henry County Sheriff's Department in Georgia spokesperson told The Sun: "He suffered severe injuries to his legs and several lacerations, and was airlifted to Grady Hospital.
"He was transported in serious condition, but is currently alive, alert and well.
A TMZ source explained that the stunt involved Goodwin being suspended 70-feet in the air in a straight jacket, which he had to release himself from, with two cars swinging either side of him.
However, when the wire that Goodwin was suspended from didn't drop, the two cars slammed into him and "he fell to the ground and hit his head."
Jonathan Goodwin is originally from Pembrokeshire, Wales and is known for his daredevil stunts, including climbing skyscrapers and allowing himself to be 'buried alive' on Britain's Got Talent in 2019.
In 2020, he was a semi-finalist in America's Got Talent and had been invited to film America's Got Talent Extreme, which also features judges Simon Cowell, Nikki Bella and Travis Pastrana.
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