A British stuntman involved in a serious accident during rehearsals for America’s Got Talent: Extreme last week thanked the hospital’s supporters.
Jonathan Goodwin posted a photo of himself jokingly saying “na-na-na-na-na to death” on Instagram Wednesday.
The 41-year-old was reported to have been squeezed between two airborne vehicles before falling to the ground.
He said he would take a break after the accident left him “on the brink”.
According to TMZ, the stunt involved the Welshman who had to free himself from a straitjacket as he dangled by his feet between two swinging machines. However, instead of safely falling between them on an air mattress below, Goodwin was caught between them and fell to the ground.
A spokesperson for the show confirmed to Variety at the time that he was responsive and had been taken to the hospital.
“A couple of days ago my life took a complete left turn,” Goodwin, aka The Dare Devil, explained to his Instagram followers in his update.
“And the outpouring of love from all corners of the world, from people I didn’t even think knew me or remembered me … it was just amazing.”
“I was on the brink and avoided the worst that a human being can, without fear … because I was protected by love,” he continued.
Adding: “At death I say na-na-na-na-na boo boo … and to the rest of you … look at this space. There is a long way to recovery and it won’t look like what it did .. I could leave the daft [stuff] just for a while, but I still have a lot to do in this world. “
His girlfriend, the actor Amanda Abbington tweeted: “I love you so much, so much. It’s actually ridiculous how much I love you, my beautiful fool.”
BBC News reached out to the show’s producers for comment. The show was suspended after the accident.
The America’s Got Talent spin-off includes judges Simon Cowell, Terry Crews, former WWE wrestler Nikki Bella and motorsport champion Travis Pastrana.
The series will air in the US on NBC later this year or early next year.
Goodwin, from Pembrokeshire, has appeared in shows including Discovery Channel’s One Way Out and How Not to Become Shark Bait, as well as Channel 4’s Balls of Steel, Jonathan Ross Show and Britain’s Got Talent.
In 2012, he was given his own stunt series, titled The Incredible Mr Goodwin, on UKTV’s Watch.
His on-air stunts involved him letting himself be attacked by a shark, climbing skyscrapers and lying on a single nail as a block of breeze is broken across his chest with a sledgehammer. He also performed “extreme planking” (when you hold a plank position for hours at a time) and was “buried alive” for entertainment purposes.
Last year, Goodwin, who performed in London’s West End as one of The Illusionists, was also semifinalist on America’s Got Talent.
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