Justin Bieber’s army of Beliebers made #PrayforSamuel a trending topic on Twitter yesterday after their leader’s appearance on the German TV show Wetten, Dass? was canceled due to a stunt gone tragically wrong. 23-year-old student Samuel Koch was supposed to jump over an Audi driven by his father and bask in the audiences’ applause. Unfortunately, it didn’t go down like that. Samuel landed directly on his face and stopped moving. If this happened in America, they would’ve replayed it in slow motion a million times with narrations, but the producers of Wetten, Dass? immediately canceled the show.
The Telegraph reports that Samuel was rushed to the University Clinic in Düsseldorf where he underwent emergency surgery. The doctor treating Samuel told reporters that Samuel’s spinal cord was damaged and he suffered injuries to his neck vertebrae. They said that his injuries aren’t fatal, but he is showing signs of paralysis. Apparently, Samuel is talking, but he’s still listed in critical condition today.