THIS daredevil has hung from helicopters, been attacked by sharks, bitten by rattlesnakes, and buried alive.
It's all been by choice, and he's thankfully survived each stunt.
Who is Jonathan Goodwin?
Jonathan Goodwin is a Welsh stunt performer, escape artist, and daredevil who gained widespread fame after appearing on America's Got Talent.
His dangerous stunts took him to the semi-finals, where he was then eliminated. He was also a finalist in the show Britain's Got Talent.
According to the bio on Goodwin's website, he is a knife thrower, free climber, and free diver, and he claims to have performed on every continent except Antartica.
His talents have reportedly made him a highly sought after motivational speaker as well.
The 41-year-old has been practicing his craft since he was 7 year old, after being inspired by a book on the original escape artist, Harry Houdini.
Though he is not married, Goodwin has a young daughter named Milligan, whom he lives with in Las Vegas.
What happened to him?
Goodwin decided to return to America's Got Talent in 2021, this time as a contestant in the new spin-off series America's Got Talent: Extreme, which was described on the NBC website as "the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage."
But production was shut down this October due to a terrifying accident involving one of Goodwin's stunts.
During rehearsal, Goodwin was suspended 70 feet in the air, hanging from a rope, as two cars swung on each side of him.
He appeared to try and jump up the rope before the cars collide, but the rope snapped and he was sandwiched between the two vehicles.
An explosion immediately occurred upon impact, leaving the performer brutally injured, with multiple broken bones and burns across his body.
How is Goodwin doing now?
According to a police spokesperson, Goodwin is reportedly "alive, alert, and well," though he remains in the hospital for treatment.
The accident is currently under federal investigation, according to a spokesperson for The Occupational Safety and Health Administration who spoke to The Sun.
It is unclear if and when production for AGT Extreme will resume.
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