Filming of Season 8 has ceased temporarily until the status of a injured stuntman is known. Stuntman John Bernecker was severly injured on set in Atlanta and transported to a local hospital.
Statement by AMC
"We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set. He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital, and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers."
Details have finally come at that John Bernecker suffered a serious head injury due to a thirty foot fall on to concrete.
CGYen wishes John a speedy recovery and hope to see John back in action again soon!