Ryan Stock received a flaming arrow to the neck during Tuesday’s live episode of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Stock’s partner, AmberLynn Walker, had to shot the arrow to a target in Ryan Stock mouth, but she missed and hit him in the neck. Judges and the audience got scared but almost immediately, Stock confirmed he was not hurt.
Stock, a self-proclaimed ‘Comedy Daredevil,’ and his fiancée AmberLynn Walker’s performance started with Ryan swallowing a sword and an arrow. But for the main event, Stock swallowed a plastic tube outside his mouth that was going to be hit by AmberLynn Walker with a flaming arrow.
It is important to keep in mind that the accident took place on live TV, which increased the amount of fear felt by the audience, the judges, and viewers.
Stock’s first reaction was to pull out the fire he felt burning his shirt. After controlling the small flame, he took out the long tube from his throat and started touching his neck. Then, the cameras filmed the judge’s reaction, who are Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell. They all were in shock and silence after the performance went south.
Host Nick Cannon reacted after a few seconds and shouted to the performer if he was okay. Stock nods and the audience roars a round of applauses, but not for his show. The audience was relieved for the fact they did not have to witness the death or the harming of a man.
Ryan Stock then said that the fire only caught his shirt, but he was safe and stated, that it was the first time they ever missed a shot.
After the accident, Judge Mandel was still concerned and asked him if after the show he was going to seek medical attention, but Stock answered “no.” But Mandel made it clear that he had to go because they have to guarantee safety in the talent show.
Mandel then said to the public that they have to vote and stated that he believed that the fact that Stock was willing to do what hi did was a reason to vote for his performance. But the audience saw what just happened.
The show must go on: Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon are returning to America’s Got Talent Season 12
NBC confirmed on Wednesday that judges Cowell, Mel B, Klum, and Mandel are going to continue their work at the talent show for Season 12, and host Nick Cannon will be joining them.
UPI News reports that NBC entertainment’s president of alternative and reality programming, Paul Telegdy, said that the chemistry between the judges is high and has grown in the show night after night. He added that Cannon adds a boundless energy to the talent show, and the network is excited to see the team returning for Season 12.
Source: USA Today