Wetten Dass Accident Stops Show - A performer using power stilts stumbled and injured himself in front of millions of viewers Saturday in three European nations, forcing the live TV variety show to be called off.
The accident marred Wetten, dass...? (I'll bet that...), the most popular Saturday night show in the German-speaking part of Europe.
The family-oriented show, a German television staple for decades, features members of the public who offer to perform unlikely feats of skill for a panel of celebrities who must predict whether the feat will succeed and submit to a humorous penalty if they guess wrong.
Samuel, 23, had offered to leap over five oncoming cars in the studio with spring-powered stilts, which enable him to jump like a kangaroo. His first jump succeeded, he balked at the second and he failed to clear the third car, crashing on his face and lying prone.
The cameras swung away, showing only the dismayed studio audience in the western German city of Dusseldorf, while medics hurried to his aid. The show was also being aired in Austria and Switzerland.
Wetten Dass Accident Stops Show