21 receive serious burns at Tony Robbins "fire-walking" incident..what say you??
-- Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a
late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came
agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the
superheated coals, witnesses said.
At least 21 people were treated
for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first
day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who
went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said.
The people who
suffered various second- and third-degree burn injuries were among more
than 6,000 who attended the motivational speaker's event at the San
Jose Convention Center called "Unleash the Power Within."
the event, which ended about 11 p.m., the crowd walked across the street
to the park, where 12 lanes of hot coals measuring 10 feet long and
2½-feet wide rested on the grass.
Jonathan Correll, 25, decided to
check out what was going on when "I heard wails of pain, screams of
agony." He said one young woman appeared to be in so much pain "it was
"It was people seriously hurting, like they were being
tortured," he said. "First one person, then a couple minutes later
another one, and there was just a line of people walking on that fire.
It was just bizarre, man."
Correll, a San Jose City College
student, said he saw between 10 and 15 people being treated. He said he
videotaped the scene for about 5 minutes before an event staffer
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