Things got real on America’s Got Talent as comedy daredevil Ryan Stock was struck in the neck by a flaming arrow shot by his fiancée on live television.
Stock — known for performing death-defying stunts with drills and chainsaws — was about to stun audiences again with a stunt involving a target strategically placed inside his mouth (and down his throat). His assistant — AmberLynn Walker — was instructed to fire a flaming arrow at the target, but missed the mark, hitting Stock’s neck.
Stunned, judge Howie Mandel urged Stock to see the show’s Emergency Medical Technician despite the Canadian entertainer’s protests that he was “ok.”
Stock later took to Twitter to tell viewers that he was doing well, and “fortunate” to walk away from the mishap.
We had a serious mishap tonight outage live on @nbcagt. A very unfortunate mechanical failure but I am very fortunate to walk away from it.
— Ryan Stock (@comedydaredevil) August 3, 2016
Stock’s act is a favorite of judge Simon Cowell, who told Billboard the squirm-inducing pair have a chance to do well in Las Vegas.
“I think they like all that stuff in Vegas. It’s like watching a horror movie,” Cowell said. “You kind of don’t like it, but you do like it and you want to see more of it.”
Cowell has a point, as Twitter exploded the second AmberLynn missed her mark.
Watching #AGT live shows and this chick literally just shot her fiancé in the collar with a flaming crossbow on accident. This show is crazy
— Scott Shelton (@GreatScott_11) August 3, 2016
Finally #AGT figures out what #amurica wants to watch, a chick shooting her fiancé in the chest with a crossbow.
— Jen Schimmenti (@shortmenti) August 3, 2016
Man she had a laser sight on that crossbow, and she missed. Yikes. #AGT
— Eunice Swagpants (@spencemo) August 3, 2016