Wild on-camera antics is what put the “Jackass” crew on the map. The behind the scenes, however, told a different, more dangerous story.
Steve-O was just about everybody’s favorite Wild Boy. With random crotch shots and eating worms, it was hard to believe how any sane person could be so reckless. But wrestling crocodiles in swamps was the least dangerous way Steve lived his life.
Though he’s been clean from drugs and alcohol for “over a decade,” an interview on “In Depth With Graham Besinger” was the platform he used to open up about his very public drug addiction. The stuntman told the story of sneaking to his drug dealer’s house just to score cocaine.
The dealer was home but passed out on the couch after getting high on his supply.
“I went over to this table to scrape up a pile of cocaine to snort it, but as I had sat down looking at it, blood had been squirted, you could see, like, the little tiny little blood splattered on the residue.”
To top it all off, the dealer came out to be HIV positive. Strangely, that didn’t deter Steve or scare him straight enough to finally get over his drug addiction. He even went on to tell that he continued to snort the coke regardless of the unintended ingredient.
Steve-O, now 44-years-old, reflected on how “pathetic” and “desperate” he was just to get his fix. He assured that he’s gotten tested several times to confirm he did not contract the disease and remains clean.
Well, it’s always better late than never! Congratulations on your sobriety, Steve-O.