For those who watched tonight’s “America’s Got Talent” live show, you are more than likely aware of one of the scarier situations that has graced the series in some time. At the tail end of his performance, Ryan Stock was shot with a flaming arrow by his performing partner AmberLynn, a shot that was meant to hit a target that was in his mouth. It took Simon Cowell telling him to go offstage and receive treatment for the anxiety to start to dissipate.
The good news is that host Nick Cannon made it clear later on in the show that Stock was okay after what could have been a very serious injury, and this is something he spoke about further in a post on Twitter (see below). Here, he makes it clear that he is “fortunate to walk away” from the incident in one piece, and says that it was an “unfortunate mechanical failure” rather than any mistake that happened on his or AmberLynn’s part.
If you watch the video below, it does look like the crossbow is in the right position, but something happens in between firing the arrow and it landing on him that causes it to veer off-course. This is the sort of thing that happens with these shows from time to time, though usually not on this super-scary level.
When the act first aired, we had said that this could be the nail in their coffin when it comes to their chances at advancing. At the same time, though, it’s possible that this could be the sort of moment that causes people to really vote for them in hopes for a better ending next time. There could also be a judges’ wild card coming, given that there would be 21 acts for two semifinal shows if the current configuration holds.
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