At least 30 people were injured while walking on hot coal during an Anthony Robbins seminar called “Unleash the Power Within” in Dallas, Texas. The incident happened during a segment called “Turn Fear into Power” when all the participants are urged to walk on hot coal. As per the website, this practice is to prove that “if you can make it through the fire, you can make it through anything.” Out of the total 7,000 people participating, around 30 people were injured after the walk and 5 people had to be hospitalised.
A spokesperson for self-help guru Anthony Robbins, Jennifer Connely mentioned that, “It is always the goal to have no guests with any discomfort afterwards, but it’s not uncommon to have fewer than 1% of participants experience ‘hot spots,’ which is similar to a sunburn that can be treated with aloe.” The people who were admitted to the hospital were released on the same day after treatment. As per reports, the seminar had necessary licenses and safety protocols for the fire walk.