AGT:Extreme Daredevil Stunt Gone Wrong Finally Out of Hospital

Pictured in this screen grab: Jonathan Goodwin — (Photo by: NBC)

America’s Got Talent: Extreme contestant Jonathan Goodwin is finally out of the hospital after four months recovering from a horrific accident. During a rehearsal last October at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, preparing to film his act for AGT: Extreme, Goodwin’s stunt went terribly, terribly wrong.

“Four months later… finally out of hospital. My birthday today… can’t think of a better way to spend it than with my love,” Goodwin wrote on Sunday (Feb 20).

Goodwin suffered multiple broken bones in both of his legs, plus cuts all over his face and burns after his danger act went wrong.

“To death I say nananana boo boo… and to the rest of you… watch this space,” Goodwin wrote from his hospital room after the accident. “There is a long road to recovery and that won’t look like what it did…I may leave the daft s*** alone for a while, but I have a lot left to do in this world. Maybe we can make something good together?”


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While rehearsing his act at the Atlanta Motor Speedway , the daredevil became sandwiched between two cars before they smashed together.  After the impact, he fell 40 feet to the ground on his head, missing the airbag that was supposed to catch him. Goodwin was supposed to fall first, but the act’s timing was off. The accident was caught on film.

NBC paused AGT: Extreme production while it conducted an investigation

NBC paused America’s Got Talent: Extreme production in order to conduct an investigation. Taping resumed in January at the Irwindale Motor Speedway in California. NBC didn’t put AGT: Extreme on the winter schedule right away. But eventually the network pushed American Song Contest out a few weeks and slotted AGT into the Monday schedule for four weeks. 

Simon CowellNikki Bella, and Travis Pastrana sit on the judges panel, while Terry Crews hosts.

“What happened is horrific,” Simon told told USA Today. sharing his thoughts about the accident. He declined to discuss specifics, but said, “I actually spoke to Jon today and he’s literally leaving the hospital to become an outpatient. His mental strength and how he’s handled this is phenomenal.”

“I literally can’t understand how someone could do this every single week,” Simon said of the training and discipline it takes to pull off dangerous stunts. “It just blows me away because of the risks. involved. But they do.”

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