Paralysed Britain's Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin reveals comeback plans despite being in a wheelchair
PARALYSED Britain's Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin has revealed his comeback plans despite being in a wheelchair.
The escapologist, 42, was paralysed for life and confined to a wheelchair after a dangerous stunt went wrong.
In a shocking announcement, the daredevil entertainer from Wales got fans excited as he revealed his plans today.
Jonathan revealed he was making his big comeback telling fans on Twitter: "I’m on it," followed by a winking emoji.
It came after a conversation with a fan who encouraged him to make his return.
The fan told him: "This is just life’s way of changing the way you operate….come back bigger and stronger!"
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Jonathan was paralysed for life after a horrific stunt went wrong.
He was performing a stunt on America's Got Talent: Extreme where he attempted to escape from a straight jacket while being hung upside down 30 feet in the air in between two suspended cars.
However, the timing was misjudged and the cars were released too early, causing the escape artist – who has appeared on both BGT and AGT – to be crushed between them as they caught on fire, leading to horrific injuries.
Speaking about the incident, his fiancée actress Amanda Abbington, 48, revealed: "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."
She added to Out To Lunch podcast with Jay Rayner: "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."
Despite the life-altering injuries, Amanda explained he has remained "positive and upbeat and so strong".
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"His courage and his strength is something that I just aspire to be like," she said.
"He's just incredible, honestly, like so happy, just like a very happy, positive human being, just liquid sunshine. He's amazing."
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