'AGT: Extreme' contestant Jonathan Goodwin speaks out after near-death stunt accident

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America’s Got Talent: Extreme” contestant Jonathan Goodwin is on the long road to recovery after nearly dying in a stunt gone wrong on the ABC competition series. 

On Wednesday, the 40-year-old stunt performer took to social media to update concerned fans about his health. He uploaded a photo from his hospital bed and wrote, “You can’t say you don’t get out what you put in. I’ve tried my hardest over the years to be kind, thoughtful, honest supportive and good.”

“A couple of days ago my life took a complete left turn… and the outpouring of love from all the corners of the world; from people I didn’t even think would know or remember me… has just been astonishing. Truly incredible,” the father-of-one continued. 

“I will have a lot to say on that matter and the benefits of being kind in the future.. but thank you. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and sent their love and support. It literally has been a lifesaver,” Goodwin continued.

He also thanked his fiancée, British actress Amanda Abbington, for being by his side. 

Jonathan Goodwin was injured on the set of ‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme.’
(Brook Mitchell)

“I have been to the very brink and dodged the worst that a human being can, without fear…because I was protected by love. Love is all you need, so make sure you get some, cos its good s—,” Goodwin said. “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?”

Last Thursday, Goodwin almost died after being crushed by two cars while being suspended in the air. 


In a previous statement, a representative for the series told Fox News: “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.”

WWE superstar Nikki Bella, rally car driver Travis Pastrana and Simon Cowell will serve as judges. Terry Crews will be the host of ‘AGT: Extreme.’
(Eliza Morris/NBC)

According to Goodwin’s website, he is a “professional danger man” who has “put himself in the most extreme situations and dodged death each time.” He has even appeared on “AGT” before in 2020 where he completed a different death-defying stunt. In addition, he’s starred in numerous TV shows around the world, including “Dangerman” on BBC America. He also works as a stunt advisor and motivational speaker.

Production has since been suspended on “AGT: Extreme.”

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.

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