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AGT: Extreme stuntman Jonathan Goodwin crippled in rehearsal accident

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A major update on his condition has been released six months after British escape artist and daredevil Jonathan Goodwin suffered serious injuries in an accident on the set of America’s Got Talent: Extremea.


Goodwin’s fiancée, fellow Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington, has revealed that Goodwin nearly died twice after the accident and is now paralysed.


In October 2021, Goodwin tried out for an appearance on America’s Got Talent: Extreme In the process, he escaped from a straitjacket while standing upside down in mid-air between two hanging cars that burst into flames.


Instead, the stunt went horribly wrong and Goodwin was pinned between the two cars and fell 30 feet to the ground.


Corresponding People, he missed the air mattress that was supposed to break his fall.


Speaking of Jay Rayner For lunch Podcast, Abbington shared some of the horrific injuries Goodwin sustained, including losing a kidney, fracturing both shoulder blades and crushing both legs.


Abbington also detailed how Goodwin nearly died twice.


She shared: “Third degree burns, fractured his spine and severed his spinal cord and nearly died. And then he almost died again on the operating table.”


“He is paralyzed now that he is in a wheelchair. Unless there’s some sort of stem cell surgery or that thing Elon Musk designs with the little chip, it’s going to be like this forever.”


Abbington was also candid on the podcast about Goodwin’s positivity since the accident, describing him as “liquid sunshine.”


She said: “His courage and strength is something I just want to be.
“He’s just amazing, honest, like so happy, like a very happy, positive person, just liquid sunshine. He is unbelievable.”


Goodwin initially appeared as a finalist Britain’s Got Talent in 2019 and wowed audiences with escapes, illusions and buried alive.


He then starred in the American series in 2020 and reached the semifinals. He should then play the main role America’s Got Talent: Extreme which focused on breathtaking stunt performances.


On his personal Instagram, Goodwin has shared several updates on his condition. Following the accident, on October 20, 2021, Goodwin made an emotional statement on Instagram from his hospital bed, thanking his family and fans for their support.


He added, “I was on the edge, dodging the worst that a person can do without fear … because I was protected by love. Love is all you need so make sure you get some of it ’cause it’s good s***. To the death I say nananana boo boo… and to the rest of you… watch this space.”


On Tuesday, May 3, Goodwin shared for the first time a picture of him in a wheelchair with his dog on his lap.


He was discharged from the hospital in February.


Goodwin wrote, “Six months ago I went to rehearse and had this little hairy monkey waiting patiently for me… he only saw his dad a few weeks ago and when he finally did his dad was new cool Wheels. A lot has changed in the last six months but love is a constant and I am loved very, very much. I look forward to my next chapters and to being a role model.


at the time of the accident, America’s Got Talent: Extreme released the following statement and production was temporarily halted.


“He was responsive and was taken straight to the hospital where he continues to receive medical care. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family as we await further updates on his condition.” has contacted America’s Got Talent: Extreme representatives for comments.


America’s Got Talent Season 17 begins Tuesday, May 31 on NBC

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