Jonathan Goodwin, the daredevil who nearly died last year from a stunt during rehearsals for "America's Got Talent: Extreme," is convinced that he's not to blame for the horrible accident that left him paralyzed.
During an Instagram Q&A, a fan specifically asked the stuntman if the tragedy occurred due to an "improper setup" or a mistake on his end. Jonathan, 42, replied, "I didn't do anything wrong."
Whether he blames the set up isn't known, but he clearly believes that he executed his stunt as intended.
Last year, Jonathan was practicing for a dangerous stunt he planned to perform on the reality TV show — in the stunt, he hung upside down between two swinging cars while escaping from a strait jacket. Video shows Jonathan escaping but being sandwiched between the two suspended swinging vehicles.
At the time of the incident many people thought he was dead, and the outlook certainly appeared bleak. Jonathan survived but was paralyzed. He is now confined to a wheelchair.
"He fell 30ft 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," his fiance, "Sherlock" actress Amanda Abbington, said at the time. "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."
He explained on Britain's "Lorraine" that Jonathan recalled giving Amanda a "Get Out of Jail Free" card if she wanted to leave the relationship knowing that he would never walk again. She stayed by his side then, and has continued to.
In another Instagram question, Jonathan was asked if he had advice for people going through "rough" times. After posting a throwback photo from hospital, he said, "Stay in the moment. Try not to project the future or concern yourself with the past. Take every day, every hour, every minute as it comes. Ask for help if you need it."