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Steve-O Has Revealed Why He's Called Steve-O

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Steve-O Has Revealed Why He's Called Steve-O

Steve-O has revealed the origins of his name and, you probably won't be surprised to learn that it involves drunk people:


The Jackass start has shared a new video to his YouTube channel in which he tells fans how he ended up with the nickname.

Starting the clip, Steve-O says: "A lot of people assume my last name begins with the letter O, but it doesn't.


"I was born Stephen Gilchrist Glover, in England, which makes me British, of course I'm also Canadian."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Steve-O then shows off his first ever passport, complete with an adorable photo of baby Steve-O and explains that he travelled a lot when he was small, living in four different countries by the age of four and picking up three different languages.

Talking about how he ended up with the name Steve-O, the daredevil runs through several nicknames he's had over the years, including Rocky, Hurricane Steve and Gilly.


He adds: "But, let's face it, Hurricane Steve is kind of a mouthful, so that was never going to stick and my buddies were pretty much as drunk as I was all the time.

"So, while I was doing my antics, everybody was drunkenly screaming, 'Steve-O' and that's

where my name came from - drunk people screaming."

So there you go - drunk people screaming; I wouldn't expect anything less, to be fair.


But while his name may have his origins in booze, the man himself recently celebrated a whopping 13 years sober.

Marking the impressive milestone, Steve-O shared a photo of himself back in 2006 surrounded by what appears to be nitrous oxide canisters, and another of him recreating the pose in the present day.

In the updated photo he appears much healthier, holding carrots and a healthy-looking drink, and with the cannisters replaced by vegetables.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Alongside the contrasting images, he posted: "So grateful to be celebrating thirteen years of sobriety today... thanks to everyone who helped me make it this far and, as always, thanks to @johnnyknoxville for giving me the loving nudge that started my journey!"

Steve-O has previously said his sobriety has been helped a lot by his pet pooches.

Telling US Weekly: "I just think back to before I had my dogs and my life must have been just so empty. I shouldn't say empty, but I can't believe how much those little sons of b***hes have enriched my life.

"It's so good for a guy like me to have a priority that's not myself and have a regimen and discipline and responsibility that's all very healthy."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/steveo

Topics: Celebrity, Steve-O

Claire Reid
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