The popular AMC show “The Walking Dead” temporarily shut down production after a stuntman was seriously injured in an accident on the show’s set in Georgia.
“We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for ‘The Walking Dead’ and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set,” AMC said in a statement.
John Bernecker, a veteran stunt performer and fight choreographer, fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor. He needed to be transported by helicopter to a local hospital due to the severity of the head injury he received.
Bernecker’s girlfriend took to Facebook after the accident and posted this, “John deserves to be seen by every neurosurgeon and doctor there is until one of them sees the life we all know he has in him and bring him back to us… THIS ISNT FAIR.”
Bernecker is one of the best stunt performers in the industry, he has worked on projects such as “Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, “Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2,” and “Logan” among many others. His upcoming films include Marvel’s “Black Panther” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.”
On top of it all, he is also an actor. He appeared in “Logan,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “Goosebumps,” and an episode of Season 1 of “True Detective”.
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