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It'll come as no surprise that Steve-O, a guy we've seen put fish hooks through his cheek and also volunteer to be electrocuted with 50,000 vaults, has some pretty messed up stories from over the years.
The Jackass star has always craved attention. Even in a sixth grade report, his teacher wrote, "Steve is so desperate for the approval and affection of his peers that everything he does to try to get that has the opposite effect."
Those very insecurities also led to a dangerous consumption of booze, PCP, ketamine, nitrous, and cocaine regularly.
Steve-O's problem with drugs even saw him threaten to take his own life. But thankfully, he got the help he needed and has now been sober for eight years.
In an honest interview with GQ Magazine, the 41-year-old opened up about his drug battles, and told the story of the time he did cocaine in a toilet with Mike Tyson for three hours.
"There was this house party in the Hollywood Hills. And I remember I was distinctly not invited, but I showed up and rang the doorbell.
"Mike Tyson opened up the door. I said, 'Hey, is it cool if I come in?' And he said, 'You got any coke?' And I told him, 'Yeah, dude, I got a bunch.' And I did. I had like a whole eight ball in one pocket, half an eight ball in the other pocket.
"So we locked ourselves in this bathroom. So there we are, and he asked me for a cigarette while I was chopping up a bunch of blow on the counter.
"He rolled it back and forth between his fingers and all the tobacco fell out, and he kept doing it until nothing was left except a tube of paper connected to the cylinder.
"And he turned it right side up and started scooping cocaine into it, like pure cocaine. Nothing but. And I'm fascinated. I'm thinking that can't work. It boiled down to the most fucking gripping science fair project ever.
"He filled it until it was fucking full as fuck. And he made it work, man. He sat there and smoked the whole deal."
The drugs soon took their toll and before they knew it, the pair of them were chatting a load of shit and trying to solve the world's problems. Like two kids who've cut themselves off from the rest of a house party.
"At that time in my life I would develop Tourette's syndrome if I was fucked up enough, just blurting out inappropriate shit.
"So I said to him, my exact words, 'You know, Mike, I don't have a racist bone in my body, but I like to consider myself a n--r.' [laughs] I'll never forget, he said, 'You ask me, the definition of that word is anybody who uses it.' And I was like, 'Damn! Iron Mike, deep as fuck!'
"And so we're talking about the finer points of racism in America, or whatever, just sort of philosophizing about how to make the world a better place, and it was just fucking incredible, man.
"The last thing he said to me was, 'You know, Steve, everybody's got you wrong. You're actually really smart.' And the next time I spent real time with Mike Tyson, one-on-one conversing, was when we were locked up in the psychiatric ward together."
That wasn't as out of control as it got for Steve-O.
He admitted that he hit rock bottom the time he visited his drug dealer's house and there was blood squirted from needles all over the place, even mixed with the cocaine on the table.
That didn't stop him.
"I was scraping up blood and cocaine and I fucking snorted it. I was snorting up dried blood. That's probably the lowest point I can recall. And I can't imagine trying much harder to contract AIDS. And thankfully, I didn't."
The full candid interview with GQ is definitely worth a read. Check it out here.
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