The ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges and US TV viewers were left shocked when one of the act’s stunts didn’t quite go to plan during Tuesday ( 2 Aug) night’s live show.
Engaged couple Amber and Ryan Stock’s flaming arrow routine went horribly wrong when Amber completely missed the target her fiancé was holding in his mouth and ended up shooting him in the neck.
In a clip from the live show, Ryan can be seen desperately brushing away the flames and holding his neck following the unfortunate incident.
Well, if you will play with fire...
Cue a very worried looking Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel who can be seen sat open-mouthed on the judging panel.
“I’m okay, it got my shirt, I’m okay,” a visibly shaken Ryan told the concerned judges.
“Listen, um, I don’t think you are,” judge Howie Mandel told him. “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 ok.
“We had a serious mishap tonight outage live on @nbcagt,” he wrote. “A very unfortunate mechanical failure but I am very fortunate to walk away from it.”
Judges Heidi Klum and Mel B also took to Twitter to express their relief that Ryan was ok…
Following the show, Simon Cowell admitted he was shocked by the incident, calling it “very stressful.”
“I’ve done this show for 10 or 11 years, and this has never happened before,” he said.
Watch Ryan get it in the neck in the clip below (*WARNING: It’s not for the squeamish).