UPDATE: Production on America’s Got Talent: Extreme has been paused indefinitely after an accident on set involving stuntman Jonathan Goodwin.
An AGT spokeswoman said, “Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday. In order to focus on the wellbeing of our crew, we will be temporarily pausing production on America’s Got Talent: Extreme and will resume the last few days of filming at a later date. The health and safety of our cast and crew continue to be our priority.”
ORIGINAL (OCT 15): A stuntman on America’s Got Talent: Extreme, the spinoff of the long-running NBC series, suffered a terrifying accident that has led to a pause in production.
Jonathan Goodwin reportedly was crushed between two cars in a daredevil stunt that went wrong, causing an explosion on the set. TMZ reports that he was airlifted to a hospital and was in a trauma unit.
An AGT spokeswoman told Deadline: “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.”
Deadline understands that taping has paused today on the Fremantle-produced show, which is hosted by Terry Crews, who is host of the main AGT series, alongside judges including Nikki Bella, Travis Pastrana and Simon Cowell.
The series, which showcases outrageous and jaw-dropping daredevil acts with extreme contestants competing each week in a series of wild stunts, is set for midseason on NBC.
Notified by Deadline of the incident, Cal/OSHA, California’s Division Of Occupational Safety & Health, is looking into it.