If there’s one stunt you don’t ever want to go wrong on live TV, it’s one where a flaming arrow is shot at your head.
And America’s Got Talent viewers just witnessed that happening.
Couple Amber and Ryan Stock’s routine went seriously, horribly wrong when Amber completely missed the target her fiancé was holding in his mouth, and ended up shooting him in the throat with a flaming arrow.
The contestants have made their mark on the show performing dangerous stunts, and Tuesday’s act was supposed to end with Amber hitting a target in Ryan’s mouth, but obviously, her aim was way off.
Cue a very worried looking Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel on the judging panel.
A visibly shaken Ryan told the judges: “I’m okay, it got my shirt, I’m okay.”
But when you get shot in the throat with a flaming arrow, odds are, you’re probably not strictly ‘okay’.
Judge Howie Mandel told him:
Listen, um, I don’t think you are,. I think what you do is wonderfully horrific but that’s the first time you missed.
We have to be responsible here, you are hurt … I think what you did is wonderful and I think you deserve votes but the audience just saw what could happen [and] I hate that I saw what could happen.
Luckily, Ryan managed to escape without any major injury and later took to Twitter to reassure viewers that he was fine.
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
Obviously, everyone was relieved:
Simon Cowell even chimed in, calling the incident ‘very stressful’, the Huffington Post reports.
He said: “I’ve done this show for 10 or 11 years, and this has never happened before.”
Word to the wise – try and avoid flaming arrows being shot at your head. We’re glad he’s okay.