Stuntman Ryan Stock’s act went awry on “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday when his fiancee/partner, AmberLynn Walker, missed her mark and shot him in the neck with a flaming arrow on live TV.
As part of his quarterfinals act, the daredevil warmed up by swallowing a sword and an arrow. Then, for his grand finale, Stock swallowed an object with a target on its end. Walker stood on a ladder with a bow and arrow equipped with a flaming arrow. She pointed it at the target, pressed the trigger, and it nailed him below the target, near his shirt collar.
Stock removed the target from his mouth while the judges watched, stunned.
“Is everything OK?” host Nick Cannon asked before exclaiming, “He’s OK!”
“It caught my shirt.” Stock said. “I’m OK.”
“You’re not on fire,” Cannon confirmed.
EMTs examined the stuntman backstage and determined he was not seriously injured.
Stock later address the mishap on Twitter: “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.”
Judge Heidi Klum also weighed in. “OMG. I’m glad he’s okay! That was scary,” she wrote.”
The official “America’s Got Talent” twitter account chimed in, “You NEVER know what will happen when #AGT is live.”