“I do credit Knoxville and Tremaine for saving my life. I also credit them for recklessly endangering it, and I highly doubt if they are done doing that,” says Steve-O. Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0 / cropped and colour edited
The ‘Jackass’ movie star answered questions on the popular social media site, Reddit, Thursday morning. Here’s what Steve-O had to say.
The full thread from Steve-O’s Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread is here, but if you just want the top 10 questions he answered and his responses, have a look below.
QUESTION #1 from okaybudday: What’s your biggest regret? And what in your life are you most proud of?
Steve-O: My biggest regrets, I believe, all happened in roughly the 6-month period before I got sober. I’m most proud of my book– sorry for the plug right there, but if I’m responsible for a single masterpiece, that is the only one I would take credit for.
QUESTION #2 from okaybudday: Are you 100% sober now?
Steve-O: Yes, I haven’t taken anything stronger than an Advil (no weed, no drugs, no booze) for just about six years now. My sobriety date is March 10, 2008.
QUESTION #3 from okaybudday: Do you credit Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine for saving your life? Where do you think you would be now if they didn’t step in when they did?
Steve-O: I do credit Knoxville and Tremaine for saving my life. I also credit them for recklessly endangering it, and I highly doubt if they are done doing that.
QUESTION #4 from TownIdiot25: Please tell me if this is true or not. One of my film professors (I’m not gonna give his name for his own privacy) at the University of New Mexico claims to have had you as a student before you were famous, and your videos consisted of stuff like riding your bike into the Duck Pond on campus. I can’t find any proof that you attended UNM, just that you lived in Albuquerque before. Is his claim true?
Steve-O: I did attend UNM in 1996/97, and I did take a film class during that time. Never rode any bikes into any duck ponds, though, but the guy gave me shitty grades for submitting my stunt videos as class projects. I respect that man deeply for doing so, too, he pushed me to try harder. One criticism– I got through the class without ever learning to edit at all, everything I did was with two VCR’s plugged together. HAHAHA!!!
QUESTION #5 from FourFootGecko: Are you happy?
Steve-O: That’s an intense question, thank you! Generally, I’d say not really. It may not seem like it to you guys, but I’m super high anxiety, and most always dissatisfied with whatever is going on. Before anyone jumps to the conclusion that this is bad news, let me assure you that I’m quite grateful, because never being happy always keeps me working to do more awesome shit.
QUESTION #6 from jennjaytea: When and how are you planning to get rid of your mustache? Are you planning to wax it, super glue it off like you did with the eyebrows, or burn it off with a lighter?
Steve-O: Hadn’t thought of that! I might just do something along those lines, thanks for the tip!
Steve-O: Bam is in LA right now, we have plans to film something together tonight. I’m less worried about him than I am about my apartment. #fireworks
QUESTION #8 from Michael0609: Can you still perform in bed? You know after all those blows to the Johnson.
Steve-O: Yeah, but I’ve never been very impressive in that department.
QUESTION #9 from whatsinsideofagirl: I was wondering if you’ve experienced any serious health problems from the stunts you’ve done in the past?
Steve-O: I squeezed them out like if I was popping insane zits, but the footage was so horrifying to look at, I figured it would get that video taken down. Maybe I’ll make that type of “too gnarly for anything” footage available some other way in the future.