people get seriously hurt on this show, i could of been paralyzed and im really shocked that im not. But the show ruined my life. i fractured my spine and blew out my ear drum. i lost my job because i can not return back to work and i cannot stand or sit in one position for more than 10mins without being in extreme pain and having one of my arms or legs going numb or start to tingle. people might not get hurt and have fun on the show because they probably had an easy course. the courses are harder now because they need harder wipeouts for better ratings. the show was the worst decision i have ever made.
There is no one who has ever been announced to be paralyzed on Wipeout. There is an announcement that a contestant on the show has died but it has not yet been determined the final cause of the death. For more information about the same, visit http://www.aoltv.com/2009/11/12/wipeout-contestant-dies/.