"MythBusters" hosts apologize for cannon accident

"Mythbusters" stars Adam Savage, left, and Jamie Hyneman approach the home damaged by an errant cannonball fired during a filming of an episode of their show, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in Dublin, Calif. Sheriff's deputies are still measuring how, exactly, the cannonball flew from a bomb range in the rolling hills flanking a suburban San Francisco Bay area neighborhood and rocketed into the front door of a home and through its master bedroom before landing in a neighbor's parked minivan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Ben Margot

"MythBusters" stars Adam Savage, left, and Jamie Hyneman approach the home damaged by a cannonball, on Dec. 7, 2011, in Dublin, Calif.
AP
(CBS) The hosts of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" apologized after a 30-pound cannonball filmed for their show misfired and accidentally blasted two homes and a parked minivan in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday.

Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage weren't at the Alameda County bomb ordnance range when the incident took place. But on Wednesday, they personally visited the families affected by the accident to apologize.

Read more: "MythBusters" Misfire
Pictures: "MythBusters" cannon misfires

Describing the accident as the worst thing to happen during the eight years "MythBusters" has been on the air, Savage told The San Francisco Chronicle, "It's a wake-up call."

He added, "Honestly, the feeling of embarrassment is not something we're indulging in right now. We feel for the families and the people affected by this."

Savage addressed the situation on Twitter, noting, "It's true, a cannonball got away from a Mythbusters experiment in Dublin, CA. Nobody hurt thank goodness. Jamie and I toured the damage."

After the visit, Savage wrote, "Now it's back to SF, to meet and discuss how to keep this from ever happening again. Very intense. We're SUPER relieved no one was hurt."

He also cleared up any rumors about "MythBusters" getting canceled. "We're still in production," he wrote.

Comments