Ryan Stock is a stunt man. Ryan Stock's most famous stunt, performed on America's Got Talent, went very, very wrong. But he didn't die! So far.
Performing with the help of his fiancée, AmberLynn Walker, Stock swallowed a few swords. But things got far more interesting when Walker aimed a flaming crossbow bolt toward a target sticking out of Stock's mouth. Spoiler alert: she missed. Here's another, crappy YouTube upload that's a little more zoomed in.
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Thankfully, for both Stock and everyone watching, it wasn't a real bolt, but more like an impermanent fireball that struck him in the chest. Still, it was a potentially scary situation. Stock later tweeted that he was OK.
All's well that ends well. Except, ya know, Stock and Walker didn't advance. But now they're more famous than they ever could have been by winning, and here we are, watching YouTube clips of them.
God bless America's Got Talent, and god bless people who think swallowing swords and having flaming arrows shot at their faces can possibly end well.