A contestant on NBC’s new “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” show was airlifted to a hospital after his act went wrong during rehearsals at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, on Thursday.
Escape artist Jonathan Goodwin, who reached the semifinal of last year’s regular “America’s Got Talent” show, reportedly fell dozens of feet to the ground after being crushed between two cars in midair, per multiple media outlets.
The Welsh-born performer, 41, was “responsive” and “immediately taken to the hospital where he is continuing to receive medical care,” a spokesperson for “AGT: Extreme” said in a statement to People magazine.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family as we await further updates on his condition,” the representative added.
NBC has promoted “AGT: Extreme,” an eight-episode spinoff from its highly successful “AGT” series, as a showcase of “the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage.”
Production on the show, which is set to broadcast in 2022, was suspended Friday, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.