In 2000 MTV struck gold when Philip John Clapp opened a show with the immortal words, “Hi, I’m Johnny Knoxville. Welcome to Jackass!” This wild new TV show saw ten men perform the craziest stunts they could dream up and record the results. The fallout was a big hit with audiences, and its stars soon became household names – in certain households, anyway. But the show has a darker legacy, too, and it’s one riddled with pain, addiction and, in some tragic cases, death.
Steve-O – Stephen Glover to his mother – is most famous for, in his own words, “breaking bones and shoving stuff up [his] butt.” But he was also once extremely addicted to alcohol and drugs. And at the height of his addiction, he implied that he was going to die. Thankfully, his pals – including Jackass co-star Johnny Knoxville – then stepped in. Now he is ten years sober and has seemingly found true love… with a rescue dog.