‘AGT: Extreme’ contestant Jonathan Goodwin speaks out after near deadly accident: ‘There is an extended highway to restoration’

Stuntman Jonathan Goodwin is talking out after final week’s horrific accident on the set of America’s Got Talent: Extreme. Goodwin shared a photograph from his hospital mattress, thanking folks for the “truly incredible” outpouring of assist.

“It literally has been a lifesaver,” he wrote on Instagram, noting he has “a long road to recovery.”

Goodwin, 41, nearly died rehearsing his act for AGT: Extreme on Thursday night time in Atlanta. The daredevil was suspended within the air between two automobiles, which smashed into him earlier than erupting into flames. Goodwin reportedly fell greater than 40 toes and hit his head, in response to a 911 name. He was airlifted to a neighborhood hospital. In the picture Goodwin posted early on Wednesday morning, burns are seen on his face whereas his proper hand is bandaged. His spirits are excessive judging from his inspiring message.

“You can’t say you don’t get out what you put in. I’ve tried my hardest over the years to be kind, thoughtful, honest supportive and good. A couple of days ago my life took a complete left turn… and the out pouring of love from all the corners of the world; from people I didn’t even think would know or remember me… has just been astonishing,” Goodwin started. “I will have a lot to say on that matter and the benefits of being kind in the future.. but thank you. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and sent their love and support.”

Goodwin mentioned he is “been to the very brink and dodged the worst that a human being can, without fear…because I was protected by love.”

“Love is all you need, so make sure you get some, cos its good s***,” he continued. “To death I say nananana boo boo… and to the rest of you… watch this space. There is a long road to recovery and that won’t look like what it did…I may leave the daft s*** alone for a while, but I have a lot left to do in this world. Maybe we can make something good together?”

Production has been halted on the inaugural season of AGT: Extreme, a by-product of the favored collection America’s Got Talent.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday,” an AGT manufacturing spokesperson informed Yahoo Entertainment on Monday. “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.”

A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) added to Yahoo the regulatory company “is aware of this incident and has opened an inspection.”

AGT: Extreme will function “the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage,” NBC beforehand introduced. It’s set to premiere someday subsequent yr with Simon Cowell, Nikki Bella and Travis Pastrana as judges.