21 People Burned After Walking On Hot Coals At Tony Robbins Event

About 21 people are being treated after being burned when walking over hot coals at a Tony Robbins event this past Thursday in San Jose, California.  Robbins was hosting an event called “Unleash the Power Within” at the Convention Center around 1PM and it lasted until 11PM.

Around 6,000 attendees walked to Park Avenue for the Firewalk Experience in San Jose.  The hot coals were put into 12 separate, 10-foot-long, 2.5 foot wide lanes of grass.  At around 11:30PM, the event attendees started to walk across them.  Around 21 people were treated by the on-site medical teams for their burns.

Some of those people had second and third degree burns.  “Second degree we have some blistering and third degree goes beyond blistering,” stated San Jose Fire Department Capt. Reggie Williams.  The hot coals were between 1,200 and 2,000 degrees.  Everyone was warned about the possibility of being burned and getting blisters.

“We have been safely providing this experience for more than three decades. We continue to work with local fire and emergency personnel to ensure this event are always done in the safest way possible,” stated Tony Robbins’ organization.  The cost of the weekend long Tony Robbins event is between $595 and $2,595.

All I can say in response to this story is, TONY ROBBINS HUNGRY!

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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