AGT Extreme Star Jonathan Goodwin Shares an Emotional Update Following His Near-Fatal Accident

The fiancée of stuntman Jonathan Goodwin has given an update about his condition following his near-fatal accident while on set in October 2021 for America’s Got Talent: Extreme.

“He’s paralyzed now, he’s in a wheelchair,” Amanda Abbington said on the May 2 episode of the Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner podcast. “Unless there’s a kind of stem cell surgery or that thing that Elon Musk is designing with the little chip, he’ll be like that forever.”

AGT Extreme Star Jonathan Goodwin Shares an Emotional Update Following His Near-Fatal Accident

On October 14, 2021, Jonathan was rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery after he sustained multiple injuries while rehearsing a daredevil stunt for NBC’s America’s Got Talent: Extreme.

Sources told TMZ at the time that Jonathan was hanging upside down in the air while wearing a straitjacket. The goal was for the stuntman to free himself while two cars, also suspended in the air, swung back and forth on either side of him.

But the cars collided causing an explosion with Jonathan caught in the middle. He then fell to the ground and hit his head, leaving him unconscious. Jonathan later became responsive and was airlifted to the hospital.

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Amanda went on to share that Jonathan “nearly died” twice.

“The crash mat wasn’t moved and so he fell 30 feet and lost a kidney, broke both shoulder blades, shattered both legs, third-degree burns, broke his spine and severed his spinal cord and nearly died,” Amanda said. “And then on the operating table, he nearly died again.”

And just days after his hospitalization, Jonathan posted a selfie on Instagram from his hospital bed.

“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,” Jonathan wrote, later adding, “To death, I say nananana boo boo… and to the rest of you… watch this space.”

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“You would never believe for one moment that he’s been through that,” Amanda said. “He’s so positive and upbeat and so strong like his courage and his strength is something that I just aspire to be like.”

Jonathan took to Instagram on May 3 to share a photo in his wheelchair with his dog.

“6 months ago I went to rehearse something and left this little hairy monkey waiting patiently for me…he didn’t see his dad again until just a couple of weeks ago and when he finally did, dad had new cool wheels,” Jonathan wrote.

“A lot has changed in the last 6 months, but love is a constant, and I’m very very loved. Looking forward to my next chapters and being a role model.”

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