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.
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.
"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."
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.
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."