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The stars of Jackass have revealed the stunts that they would categorically never do again – with Chris Pontius admitting one of his turned out to be the ‘worst experience’ of his life, while Steve-O recalled the time he had to have skin graft surgery. Watch them talk about their injuries below:
The crew are used to tackling painful and embarrassing stunts, having been at it for more than 20 years now.
Even in their latest film Jackass Forever - which sees Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren and Preston Lacy joined by a new generation of co-stars - we've got everything from bears, bulls, snakes and tarantulas to giant cannons and slip 'n' slides.
But the original cast, who are now in their late 40s and 50s, say some moments stick out above the rest for all the wrong reasons, having recently spoken to LADbible about the hairiest milestones in their careers.
Asked if there was one stunt he’d never want to again, Steve-O replied: “Yeah, it was called Fire Angel.”
Co-star Johnny Knoxville said: “Oh God, that was terrible.”
The 2017 stunt saw Steve-O, 47, make snow angels with burning jet fuel for a comedy special, which landed him in hospital.
He added: “I don't ever care to have skin graft surgery for third degree burns again.”
As for Pontius, 47, it was a stunt involving a glove full of bullet ants while filming WildBoyz with Steve-O in 2004.
He told us: "It's called the Glove of Ants, which is this rite of passage this tribe in the Amazon does, when boys come of age.
"They have to put on this glove that's full of this bullet ants that it's the worst sting of any insect in nature. And they compare it to getting hit by a bullet and you get stung hundreds of times, and it's horrendous pain for 24 hours straight. And there's nothing you can do about it.
This was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had. Also, I’m thrilled to announce that my craziest videos are now coming out IN SPANISH every week: https://t.co/U6PLKr6qYR suscríbete y comparte !!! pic.twitter.com/zCZGrF2PBk— Steve-O (@steveo) July 22, 2021
"And so yeah, I would never do that again. It was the worst experience of my life. Like the devil went into my arm or something. I hate even thinking about it. But you know what, there's a lot of things I like to do once but not again.
“I did something with some bull sharks recently, where I matadored them, and it came kind of close to getting bit, and getting bit once by a bull shark is like the end. So yeah, like, I'm glad I did it. But I don't need to do it again.”
Ehren ‘Danger Ehren’ McGhehey said: “Well, before we started doing this film, I told [director Jeff] Tremaine and Knoxville I said, ‘I don't want to break my neck again’.
“I can't because I broke it twice already filming... and so instead we focused on my genitalia."
Lacy also expressed not-too-fond memories of the time a pig ate an apple out of his rear.
He said: “I didn't think people would keep talking about me having weird thing with a pig but they do... they keep talking.”
Lacy added: “It keeps coming up I can't find it go away and never did."
And the new film wasn’t without unpleasant experiences for the cast, either.
Knoxville explained how Steve-O 'had some pretty nice injuries', and he didn't fare any better himself after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
"I did a stunt with a bull - I had a broken wrist, broken rib, concussion, brain haemorrhage," Knoxville listed.
"It was a bear to recover from but I'm fully recovered."
McGhehey added: "There's some things I regret doing in this film that involve my genitalia. You'll just have to watch to see.”
Watch Jackass Forever in cinemas from 4 February.
Featured Image Credit: LADbible
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