Britain’s Got Talent star shares first picture in wheelchair after stunt gone wrong left him paralysed

Mr Goodwin, 42, received the injuries during a performance on America’s Got Talent: Extreme

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Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin has shared his first picture in a wheelchair after being left paralysed by a stunt gone wrong.

Mr Goodwin, 42, received the injuries during a performance on America’s Got Talent: Extreme.

He had attempted to escape from a straitjacket while being hung upside down in the air between two cars suspended either side of him.

But the cars were released before he was able to escape, leaving him crushed between them.

Jonathan Goodwin
Jonathan Goodwin
Mr Goodwin posted a photo from his hospital bed last year
Mr Goodwin posted a photo from his hospital bed last year

On Tuesday evening, Mr Goodwin posted a photo on social media of him sat in a wheelchair with his dog sat on his lap.

Alongside the image, Mr Goodwin said: “Six months ago I went to rehearse something and left this little hairy monkey waiting patiently for me…

“He didn’t see his dad again until just a couple of weeks ago and when he finally did, dad had new cool wheels.

“A lot has changed in the last six months, but love is a constant and I’m very very loved. Looking forward to my next chapters and being a role model.”

In a separate post, the escapologist said to Instagram Stories: “Thanks for all the love and lovely messages.

“To answer some questions, I have a T11 spinal cord injury which means I'm paralysed from the waist down.

“It's likely a permanent sitch. If any of you want to race though, I'm pretty sure I can beat you #bringit.”

It comes after Mr Goodwin’s partner Amanda Abbington spoke revealed that he was left hopsitliased by the incidient.

Ms Abbington 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.

"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 told the Out To Lunch podcast.