America's Got Talent: Extreme Temporarily Halts Production After Stuntman Is Hospitalized

Stunt performer Jonathan Goodwin was hospitalized last week after suffering injuries from an accident on the set of the new spinoff series America's Got Talent: Extreme.

By Corinne Heller Oct 15, 2021 7:27 PMTags
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UPDATE: America's Got Talent has a new health update on stuntman Jonathan Goodwin, who was hospitalized after suffering injuries from a daredevil stunt accident the show's new spinoff series.

A production spokesperson for the show told E! News in a statement on Sunday, Oct. 17, "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," the statement continued. "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."


A man has been hospitalized after suffering injuries from a daredevil stunt accident on the set of the new spinoff series America's Got Talent: Extreme.

Production sources told TMZ that Jonathan Goodwin was suspended upside down in the air by a wire while wearing a straitjacket and was supposed to free himself as two cars hung and swung on either side of him. The vehicles collided and caused an explosion, with him caught in the middle, and he fell, hit his head and was rendered unconscious, the sources told the outlet. Goodwin later became responsive and was airlifted to a hospital and rushed into surgery, the outlet reported.

"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," an AGT spokesperson told NBC News on Friday, Oct. 15. "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."

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Goodwin is a returning contestant on the NBC franchise. He performed a daredevil stunt on season 15 of the flagship America's Got Talent series in 2020.


AGT: Extreme features host Terry Crews and judges Nikki Bella, motorsports competitor and stunt performer Travis Pastrana and franchise veteran Simon Cowell. A release date has not been announced.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 15, 2021 at 12:27 p.m. PT)

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