Britain's Got Talent star Johnathan Goodwin paralysed for life after stunt goes wrong 1 month ago

Britain's Got Talent star Johnathan Goodwin paralysed for life after stunt goes wrong

"He fell 30 feet and lost a kidney, broke both shoulder blades, shattered both legs."

A Britain's Got Talent contestant has been left "paralysed for life" after being crushed by cars in a dangerous stunt.

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Jonathan Goodwin, who appeared on the 2019 edition of Britain's Got Talent, was seriously injured during the stunt, which saw him being hung upside down in a straight jacket between two suspended cars.

However, the cars were released too early due to a timing error, and Jonathan ended up being crushed.

His fiancée, Amanda Abbington spoke about the incident and the injuries he sustained on Jay Rayner's podcast, Out to Lunch.

She said: "He fell 30 feet and lost a kidney, broke both shoulder blades, shattered both legs.

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"Third-degree burns, broke his spine and severed his spinal cord and, nearly died. And then on the operating table, he nearly died again."

Amanda went on: "He’s paralysed now. He’s in a wheelchair. Unless there’s a kind of stem cell surgery or that thing that Elon Musk is designing with the little chip, he’ll be like that forever."

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She added that she admires her partner's optimism, in spite of the card he has been dealt, and described him as "liquid sunshine".

She told Jay: "His courage and his strength is something that I just aspire to be like.

"He’s just incredible, honestly, like so happy, just like a very happy, positive human being, just liquid sunshine. He’s amazing."

Jonathan has been sharing his experience on his own Instagram page.

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He initially posted about the stunt in October 2021.

Sharing a photo from his hospital bed, he wrote: "A few 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."

He added: "Thank you to everyone who has reached out and sent their love and support. It literally has been a lifesaver."