Robbins Research International said in a written statement that 6,000 attendees of the event walked across the coals Thursday.
Organizers had an “open burn permit” and medical staff at the event, and there was also a fire inspector on the scene, Williams said.
“Once they (the medical staff) became overwhelmed, our inspector called for us,” Williams said.
Witness Jonathan Correll told the San Jose Mercury News that he “heard wails of pain, screams of agony.”
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SAN JOSE, CALIF. — He’s known as one of the top motivational speakers in the the world. But Tony Robbins’ fire walk experience didn’t go so well for some this week, resulting in almost two dozens injuries. They trusted Robbins to walk over hot coals …
“I heard wails of pain, screams of agony,” witness Jonathan Correll told the Mercury News. “It was people seriously hurting, like they were being tortured. … 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.”
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Tony Robbins suggested they “unleash the power within,” but for 21 people who burned their feet walking over hot coals, it was more about cooling their heels in a fountain. Police treated the nearly two dozen people for burns to their feet on Thursday …
On his website, Robbins suggests the “Firewalk Experience” is step 1 of his “four steps to transformation.”
“Once you start doing the impossible (or at least what you thought was impossible), you can conquer the other fires of your life with ease,” the website says.
There are those who succeeded in San Jose, the Mercury News reported.
Yet, others crossed the coals unscathed at first, but then dipped their feet in a nearby fountain after blisters started to appear.
Some people went to their hotel rooms and called 9-1-1.
“It seemed abnormal that so many got hurt,” one witness told
I just hope that this does not turn people away from giving this a try. I have never personally tried this but I can imagine how powerful you must feel after you have accomplished something like this.
Keep in mind that there were over 6000 people there. 21 out of 6000 aint to bad. Especially considering he has been doing this for over 30 years.
Has any of you ever tried the firewalk experience with Anthony Robbins?
Would you ever try it?
Do you think this will hurt Tony’s reputation at all or will he bounce right back after something like this?
Would love to hear your thoughts.
Richard Olpin says
Yep. I’ve done Tony Robbins ‘Unleash the Power Within’ event three times now, and done firewalking about a dozen times in total.
Never been hurt in the process.
Quite honestly I was in such an awesome place the first time I felt I couldn’t just walk on fire, i could have walked on water!