(NewsNation Now) – Stuntman Jonathan Goodwin had to be hospitalized after an accident during a rehearsal of “America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” a spokesperson confirmed to NewsNation.
“He was responsive and was immediately taken to hospital where he continues to receive medical treatment,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as we await further updates on his condition.”
The spokesperson did not comment on the details, but TMZ reports he was suspended 70 feet in the air in a straitjacket and hung upside down. His shot was to escape the straitjacket and fall onto an air mattress underneath, but there were cars on either side of him in the air swaying back and forth, according to TMZ.
The website reports that he hit his head and was initially still.
Goodwin is a frequent performer of the series. In previous appearances, he’s dodged crossbow arrows while blindfolded, escaped a flaming trap with nothing but a safety pin to pick a lock (also unable to see), and escaped from restraint while hanging in the air from his teeth, and hanging from ropes on fire.
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” is a spin-off of the popular “America’s Got Talent” series. He was scheduled to make his NBC debut last summer, but filming didn’t start until the fall.
A shoot scheduled for Friday, October 15 has been canceled, according to a ticketing site. The show was scheduled to end filming on October 21.