America was almost treated to a deadly result instead of entertainment last night on “AGT.”
Mary and Tyce, a husband and wife trapeze team, amazed the crowd through their performance of gravity defying feats. The judges and crowd reacted with excitement at every stunt, then came the finale.
Tyce, who is legally blind in one eye, blindfolded himself as he hung upside down and prepared to catch his wife. Mary fell backwards so he could catch her by the ankles, but he didn’t grab hold and she fell with a thud to the floor. The judges and audience turned away in shock and some screamed.
Luckily, the safety mat broke her fall, but left her in some pain. Her 2-year-old son and mother were in the wings watching. The couple, after embracing, asked for a do-over, but they all agreed it wasn’t necessary as Howie Mandel said “You almost got hurt very badly and your first thought was ‘Let me do that again!’ only on America’s Got Talent does that happen.”
The couple has moved forward in the competition despite the near fatal error.