Listen, I grew up on Jackass so I’m a huge Steve-O fan, but someone needs to tell him to stop. You’re forty-three years old. You’ve put in your time. You’ve earned your fame. No need to be blowing yourself up with rocket fuel. I get that getting hit by cars and human bait-ing is your brand but Jesus Christ, tone it down. Start painting, get a TV job, do something. You survived a brutal drug addiction, it would be a shame to see you die over an Instagram video.
There’s an element of sadness to it, almost like he replaced drugs with pain. He can’t get high so he gets hurt. It seems to be getting worse too, like he’s chasing the high of the fame he once had. Every time I log onto Facebook or Instagram there’s a new video of a busted up Steve-O laughing at himself. Don’t get me wrong, I watch, so I guess I’m part of the problem but it’s still sad.
Craziest part is he’s constantly getting hurt and NEVER takes any pain medication. Seems a little strange to repeatedly put yourself in situations that increase your chances of a relapse but what do I know. Comes with the territory, I guess. All I’m saying is, I’m worried about you, O. Maybe it’s time for a rebrand.
Watch at your own risk: