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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Flaming arrow hits America's Got Talent performer in neck

The flaming arrow missed the mark and hit the stunt performer in the neck
The flaming arrow missed the mark and hit the stunt performer in the neck

A stunt performer was hit in the neck with a flaming arrow during a live broadcast of America's Got Talent.

Sword swallower Ryan Stock had downed a long rod with a target on the end for his fiancee AmberLynn Walker to shoot at with her crossbow.

Her flaming arrow missed the mark and hit Stock in the neck.

The judges and crowd sat in stunned silence before Stock told host Nick Cannon he was okay.

Simon Cowell interrupted fellow judge Heidi Klum to implore Stock to seek medical attention.

Cannon later said Stock was checked out by an emergency medical technician.

Stock blamed a "mechanical failure" for the mishap.

He said on Twitter that he was "very fortunate to walk away".

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