Jackass Star Steve-O Once Snorted Cocaine Splattered With HIV-Positive Blood
Former Jackass star and funnyman Steve-O - real name Stephen Glover - has revealed that he once snorted cocaine that had been mixed with HIV-positive blood.
In a candid interview with American reporter Graham Bensinger, the infamous prankster spoke openly about his drug addiction and how it led him down some incredibly dark roads.
At one of his lowest moments, Steve-O said he went round to his dealer's home and was about to snort a line of cocaine, which was covered in blood splatters. Despite knowing it was potentially contaminated, he snorted the drugs.
The 44-year-old claimed: "I had this drug dealer, he lived very close by. I had him in my phone as his first name and then 'Everything' as a sort of last name [because] he said, 'I got everything.'
"Over at the table, where he would weigh out all of his drugs, there was a very noticeable residue of cocaine.
"I went over to the table to scrape up a pile of cocaine to snort it, but as I had sat down looking at it, there was, of course... blood had been squirted. You could see, like, the little tiny little blood splatter on the residue."
Steve-O went on to confirm that Everything was HIV-positive, adding: "This is how desperate and pathetic my addiction was, that I sat there, like, knowingly scraping up this tainted, like, blood cocaine and I sat there and snorted it, which is so fucked up.
"I snorted the blood of an intravenous drug user."
However, he went on to state in the interview that he has had numerous tests and fortunately hasn't contracted the retrovirus.
He added: "At that point, I had already been through... I had HIV tests so many times. Over and over. It's like, all these years later. I just don't have it."
The stunt performer has been sober for more than a decade, however, it's understood that during his battle with addiction he would regularly use ketamine, cocaine, nitrous oxide, PCP, marijuana, Xanax and Valium.
Steve-O also revealed that it was in fact his parents who first introduced him to alcohol, when they would allow him to drink at New Year's Eve, and said his mum would even give him booze during flights to stop him from crying.
But he doesn't blame them for his addiction.
He said: "I don't fault anybody for anything they did in trying to manage me as a child."
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