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America's Got Talent's Ryan Stock Explains Just What Wrong – Why He Was Shot in the Throat by Flaming Arrow

Originally posted 08/03/2016 04:00PM

After America's Got Talent contestant Ryan Stock was accidentally shot in the throat with a flaming arrow by performance partner and fiancé AmberLynn Walker, viewers were left stunned and confused.

Talking to PEOPLE about the terrifying mishap, Stock admitted that this particular stunt was designed specifically for AGT.

"We had never done it for an audience before, but we’ve been working on this for the last three months," he said. "We put thousands of dollars into this. We did this 10 times a day, every day for three months. We had no mishaps and then we had a malfunction on stage during the live rounds."

He added, "The first few times it was definitely scary, but we learned to trust the equipment and we learned to trust each other. So neither of us saw this coming."

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Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Walker: 5 Things to Know About America's Got Talent's Daredevil Couple

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Walker: 5 Things to Know About America's Got Talent's Daredevil Couple

Originally posted 08/03/2016 12:55PM

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Walker made the America's Got Talent judges gasp in the wrong way after a stunt went wrong.

During a live performance on the reality competition show, the Canadian stuntman was shot in the throat by a flaming arrow. Walker was aiming to hit a small target attached to a long rod Stock had swallowed, but shot too low.

Stock blamed the mishap on an equipment error, writing on his Facebook page: "This was not Amber's aim that was the problem. Her laser sight was on target. It appears as though the notch holding the arrow broke and sent the arrow sideways. Fortunately because of how it hit, it wasn't at full power and I walked away with a minor injury."

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America's Got Talent Contestant Shot in the Throat by a Flaming Arrow in Stunt Gone Wrong

Originally posted 08/03/2016 09:15AM

America's Got Talent is full of death-defying stunts, but one act on the live show went horribly wrong when an archer missed her mark and hit her stage partner – and fiancé – in the throat with a flaming arrow.

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Catching Lindsey Stirling at Panorama This Weekend? Read Everything You Need to Know About Her Here

Originally posted 07/19/2016 07:35PM

Scanning the lineup of N.Y.C.'s Panorama Festival, set to take place this weekend, reveals the usual big-tent reunions (LCD Soundsystem), huge, hook-oriented pop (Sia) and subwoofer-shredding bassheads (Major Lazer).

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Originally posted 07/13/2016 03:10PM

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