By Merrit Kennedy
They were hoping to conquer their fears by walking over a bed of hot coals. But instead, dozens of people participating in a Dallas event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins were treated for burns.
As a result of walking across coals, “a large number of these people sustained burn injuries to their feet and lower extremities,” Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, said in a statement. Approximately 30-40 people were injured. Most elected to be treated at the scene, and five opted to go to a local hospital for evaluation.
According to Robbins’ website, the coal-walking exercise is meant to “turn fear into power.” The site reads: “Once you start doing what you thought was impossible, you’ll conquer the other fires of your life with ease.”
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