Stuntman and America's Got Talent: Extreme contestant Jonathan Goodwin spoke publicly for the first time since being seriously injured performing a daredevil stunt during a rehearsal for the show last Thursday (October 14).
Speaking exclusively to TMZ, Goodwin reflected on the near-death accident, which involved being crushed between two cars while performing an escape act that caused an explosion on the set.
"I have been to the very brink and dodged the worst that a human being can, without fear…because I was protected by love," Goodwin said. "Love is all you need, so make sure you get some, cos its good s***."
Goodwin said he wanted to thank fans worldwide for reaching out and showing "astonishing" support amid news of his accident, as well as his fianceé, Amanda, and other loved ones.
He also specifically said, "nananana boo boo," while discussing death and escaping its clutches.
TMZ obtained footage of the incident, which shows Goodwin hanging mid-air in a straight jacket while two vehicles suspended on each side of him are released and being to swing toward the stuntman.
Goodwin was supposed to fall below the cars just before they collided but his timing was off and he was instead sandwiched between the two vehicles amid the explosion.
WARNING: The following video of the incident is graphic and viewer discretion is strongly advised.