Saturday, July 21, 2012

21 suffer burns after walking on hot coals during Tony Robbins event in California

Had they just bought the Tony Robbins fire proof socks for an additional $1,500.00 they all would have been fine... You can't blame me for them being cheap!

SAN FRANCISCO  — Fire officials said 21 people at an event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins suffered burns while walking across hot coals and three of the injured were treated at hospitals.

The injuries took place during the first day Thursday of a four-day event at the San Jose Convention Center hosted by Robbins called "Unleash the Power Within." Most of those hurt had second and third degree burns, said San Jose Fire Department Capt. Reggie Williams.
Walking across hot coals on lanes measuring 10 feet long and heated to between 1,200 to 2,000 degrees provides attendees an opportunity to "understand that there is absolutely nothing you can't overcome," according to the motivational speaker's website.

Robbins Research International said in a written statement that 6,000 attendees of the event walked across the coals Thursday.

Requests for additional information from The Associated Press were not immediately returned.

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 was not attending the event, but when he saw a large crowd gathered on a closed-off surface street near the convention center, he got off the light rail he was riding to see what was going on.

"I just heard these screams of agony," he told The Associated Press. People were in pain. It sounded like people were being tortured."

Correll, 25, of San Jose, said he saw three ambulances, about 10 to 15 people on the ground being treated by paramedics and some people being wheeled away on stretchers.

"It was really just chaos," he said.

Participant Sahar Madani told KTVU-TV that attendees were warned that they might get burns or blisters.

"The intention of the event is to get your focus and your attention away from that and look into the power within yourself and focus on just walking on the fire," she told the station.

Robbins, 52, who bills himself as an entrepreneur and "peak performance strategist," has written five books that are published in 14 languages, and has sold more than 40 million audiotapes of a professional development system dubbed "Personal Power," according to his website.

His infomercials have continuously aired on average every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day somewhere in North America since their initial introduction in April 1989, the website says.

Robbins Research International said Friday, "We have been safely providing this experience for more than three decades, and always under the supervision of medical personnel ... We continue to work with local fire and emergency personnel to ensure this event is always done in the safest way possible."

Williams did not have any additional details, such as the ages or names of those hurt.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trust me, these are all Obama voters.

If they were republicans they would have strapped steaks to their feet.

Anonymous said...

San fran....... are we suprised? Thats a whole strange breed over there.....stick to hugging trees dipshits!!

Anonymous said...

Only a true asshole would walk on hot coals,and think it would OK.I bet it was motivational.

Anonymous said...

fucking idiots. Tony Robbins can help you block-out the pain, but can't help with the sizzling flesh.

Anonymous said...

Motivational speaker in simple terms Con Man.
Stop by my shack I'll motivate you for free but you have to have an open mind and twelve long neck PBR's on ice.

Anonymous said...

How fucking goofy do you have to be to walk over hot coals. Well...Ophry did it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

when kids.tommy dart told me to bend over after he rubbed my ass with vasaline and said this will make you a better person,and this was outside st,barnabas as the kids were getting out.tommy lied.

Anonymous said...

idiots

Anonymous said...

All Obama voters? Trust you? No. No on both accounts. I was at one of his shows for a JOKE and they all run the gamut. Anyhow Tony Robbins is a freakin joke.

Aldo Raine said...

Gotta love stupid fucking people!!

I hope to God that some day I read of some asshole burning to death when he trips and falls in the coals and can't get up because the other assholes behind him trample him in their haste to get out of the coals because their feet are starting to burn. I'd pay-per-view $44.99 to see that live.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

Methinks Tony is KooKoo.

Anonymous said...

There is something about Tony's face that freaks me out. It may be the jaw line on the constant phony smile. I'm not surprised that Tony and Bubba Clinton were good buddies. Two freaks.

Anonymous said...

I believe Matt Foley is a much better motivation speaker than Robbins. If you want to check out Matt, he lives in a van down by the river.

Anonymous said...

Common Sense Isn't So Common Anymore...

I Voted For Obama said...

Tony Robbins voted for Obama, then asked him if he would like to take a special walk with him.

I Voted For Obama said...

Did I say Tony Robbins? Losing it!

Anonymous said...

dont walk on hot coals

beacause it hurts when you get burned

Anonymous said...

Assholes.

Anonymous said...

Our Boy Tony is another bogus Jew name changer. His real name is Moshe Lipshitz. Watching fat ass Ohprey Winfrey waddle acros those hot coals was really funny. All of these "self-help" assholes are just snake oil salesmen. The only help coming out of them is more money in their bank accounts.

Anonymous said...

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pathickey said...

Loved him on the old Addams Family! "You raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang?"

Anonymous said...

Fucking Non Believers.

Anonymous said...

I always knew this Tony Robbins was just a fcking retard trying to make a buck off other retards..It finally caught up with him...I wont be happy until he is broke and has to give blowjobs for fucking cheese sandwiches!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, fire is hot. Dumbshits.

Anonymous said...

"Robbins, 52, who bills himself as an entrepreneur and "peak performance strategist," has written five books that are published in 14 languages".

No doubt a closet homo as well as a charlatan. You can never go broke overestimating the gullibility of some fools.

Anonymous said...

The burn victims can use the power of positive thought to heal their 2nd degree wounds faster.

Actually intent can aid in healing and recovery of injury. Ironic that in this case a self help guru who was tapping into the 'power of the mind' and such was accountable for the injuries.

Penn &Teller are laughing their asses off!

Lets see Tony Robbins use the power of positive thoughts to motivate his ass out of a lawsuit!

"Unleash the Power Within."

They did! They all had their flesh melted off their feet and their inner power was set free!

"understand that there is absolutely nothing you can't overcome,"

Expect in this case... Burning coals that you have to walk across. The overcoming aspect of that walk did not work out too well.

There is truth that what you think constantly steers you into the sorts of interactions you have with other in life, good or bad. What the fuck that has to do with jumping on hot coals to prove a point is not a matter I understand.

Makes as much sense as looking to get shot and hoping to survive in order to prove you are 'tough'. Or when street thugs (blacks) seek to go to jail and they love to brag that they have been to jail and that makes then "hard". Idiotic...

Anonymous said...

What do physical stunts like these have to do with mental focus and confidence to overcome adversity in life?

Motivational my ass!

Anonymous said...

Tony Robbins and San Francisco????

Need we say more ?

Anonymous said...

THE GOVERNMENT HELPED BUILD HIS FIRE PIT

Anonymous said...

You White People are truly stupid.

Anonymous said...

You White People are truly stupid.

July 22, 2012 9:01 PM

Yet still about 10x smarter on average than you muds. Now go run and get your SHINE BOX.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You White People are truly stupid.

July 22, 2012 9:01 PM

Yet still about 10x smarter on average than you muds. Now go run and get your SHINE BOX.

July 22, 2012 10:21 PM

Correction; Hey SHINE, now go run and get in your box.

I Voted For Obama said...

My feet still hurt.

Mr. SouthSide said...

San Francisco---full of dumbshits.

Kind of like our north side.