Johnny Knoxville has revealed he almost put his penis ‘out of commission’ while doing a stunt.
The 50-year-old Jackass Forever star – who is gearing up for the delayed release of the fourth big screen instalment in the daredevil franchise – recalled how he once injured his ‘gym dog’ while trying to flip a motorcycle.
He confessed he was left with a catheter for more than three years.
He told Variety: ‘I broke my gym dog a number of years ago. That’s been well documented. So much has been said about so little.
‘The doctor said a couple centimetres down and it would’ve been out of
However, the Bad Grandpa’ star joked the birth of his two kids – son, Rocko, 12 and daughter Arlo, 10, with his wife film director Naomi Nelson – proves everything is in ‘working order’ now.
Johnny quipped: ‘But I’ve had two children since then, so it’s in great working order. That’s too much information.’
Johnny – who also has daughter Madison, 25, with his ex-wife Melanie Cates – has experienced multiple other injuries while filming on Jackass – which initially launched on MTV in 2000 before moving to the big screen.
The star has had a broken wrist, broken rib, concussion and a brain haemorrhage, to name just a few.
The stunt man – whose only stunt in the whole movie features in the trailer and sees a bull knock him over – revealed his family don’t approve of his extreme behaviour, unsurprisingly, especially as the bull stunt was ‘the most wicked bull hit I’ve ever taken.’
Johnny opted to take a back seat this time round and let the next generation take over, such as Zach Holmes, Rachel Wolfson and Eric Manaka.
He explained that those stunts were ‘big and could end as badly or worse,’ and he’s ‘done enough.’
‘I don’t have anything to prove. I have kids to raise. That’s the most important thing,’ he admitted.
The original show also featured the likes of skateboarder Bam Margera, Steve-O and many others, and Johnny admitted it was heartbreaking working on a film without the late Ryan Dunn, who died aged 34 in 2011.
He described it as ‘a brutal loss for everyone and something that sticks
with me and all of us to this day.’
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Johnny said it ‘breaks my heart’ that he kids don’t know Ryan.
Meanwhile, Bam also doesn’t feature due to personal issues, as Johnny said ‘he’s our brother’ but they hope ‘he takes it upon himself to get the help he needs.’
Jackass Forever hits cinemas in February.
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