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Steve-O Speaks Out About The Closest He's Come To Dying

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Steve-O Speaks Out About The Closest He's Come To Dying

Big news, everyone: Steve-O from Jackass has had a near-death experience.

No s***, I hear you say. After all, the bloke's tightroped across a pond of alligators (with raw chicken hanging out of his boxers), he's jumped off buildings into shallow pools of water and even pierced his cheek with a fish hook. There's pretty much nothing he won't do.

But now he's outlined the time he dabbled with death good and proper, via an interview with sport reporter Graham Bensinger.

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The 45-year-old first started speaking about the time when he obtained his scuba diving licence while he was on a three-day 'cocaine bender'.

He said: "There's nothing legal or that should be legitimate about my scuba certification. It's supposed to happen over a course of so many days. I think we crammed it into a three-day period, which invalidates it.

"And on top of that I did not sleep for that entire three-day period - I just kept doing drugs the whole time. I remember little to nothing about, y'know, whatever the mechanics of scuba... I should not be certified."

Steve-O scuba diving. Credit: YouTube/Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort
Steve-O scuba diving. Credit: YouTube/Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort
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That quickly turned the tale of his near-death mishap, as Bensinger asked about the time he nearly got himself into 'real trouble'.

Steve-O carried on: "The closest I've ever come to death, like actual death, I think was scuba diving. We were somewhere, I can't remember what part of the world maybe... I don't know, we were some part of the world.

"We were getting ready to scuba dive with sharks. I heard them say the sharks were at the bottom so I just go to the bottom... and I keep going to the bottom.

"I don't know if I was coming up or down but at one point someone grabs my fin and I don't know what's going on. When we get up they're screaming at me, 'You motherf***er, you almost died and I almost died trying to save you.'

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"It was because I was doing it wrong. I was like, 'Dude, they said the sharks were at the bottom,' so yeah, it's f***ed up.

"And I continue to be able to scuba dive like I don't know if I'm in the system but yeah, I continue to be able to scuba dive and I should not."

Hmm, is this a good time to suggest someone revokes his license?

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Steve-O, Jackass

Rebecca Shepherd
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