Dozens of Texans convinced by motivational speaker Tony Robbins to pay good money to walk over hot coals Thursday were limping on burned feet Friday -- and at least five have been treated for burns at Dallas hospitals, according to local news reports.
Robbin's spokesman insists it was a "successful fire walk" and that "someone not familiar" with the process "called 911 erroneously reporting hundreds of people requiring medical attention for severe burns."
"While we are grateful to the quick and robust response from Dallas emergency services, only 5 of 7,000 participants requested any examination beyond what was readily available on site," the statement to KDFW-TV said. "We are pleased to have completed another successful fire walk for 7,000 guests and look forward to the remainder of an outstanding weekend with them."
The multi-day "Unleash the Power Within" seminar in Dallas will continue.
Watch: Dozens burned during @TonyRobbins 'firewalk' at #UPWDallas2016 https://t.co/HTslKDTdng @NBCDFW #NBCDFWNow pic.twitter.com/YS9dV6AHZ6-- Ben Russell (@BenRussellNBC5) June 24, 2016
Look: Hot coals from #UPWDallas2016 'firewalk' that burned 30-40 are still smoking https://t.co/HTslKDTdng @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/SRDTdOTb42-- Ben Russell (@BenRussellNBC5) June 24, 2016
30-40 people burned during @TonyRobbins 'firewalk' at #UPWDallas2016 https://t.co/HTslKDTdng @NBCDFW #NBCDFWNow pic.twitter.com/vwZn5bGp69-- Ben Russell (@BenRussellNBC5) June 24, 2016