Steve-O reveals the closest he's come to dying

News 20/12/2019

While it might not shock many, turns out Steve-O - of Jackass fame - has had a brush with death.

One of the bravest (see: stupidest) punters in the game, the 45-year-old outlined an incredibly close call in an interview with American reporter Graham Bensinger earlier this year.

Steve-O details how he obtained his scuba licence during a three-day 'cocaine bender'.

"There's nothing legal or that should be legitimate about my scuba certification," he said. "It's supposed to happen over a course of so many days. I think we crammed it into a three-day period, which invalidates it.

"And on top of that I did not sleep for that entire three-day period - I just kept doing drugs the whole time. I remember little to nothing about, y'know, whatever the mechanics of scuba... I should not be certified."

Bensinger then asked if Steve-O had gotten himself into 'real trouble'.

"The closest I've ever come to death, like actual death, I think was scuba diving," he answered. "We were somewhere, I can't remember what part of the world maybe... I don't know, we were some part of the world.

"We were getting ready to scuba dive with sharks. I heard them say the sharks were at the bottom so I just go to the bottom... and I keep going to the bottom.

"I don't know if I was coming up or down but at one point someone grabs my fin and I don't know what's going on. When we get up they're screaming at me, 'You motherf***er, you almost died and I almost died trying to save you.'

"It was because I was doing it wrong. I was like, 'Dude, they said the sharks were at the bottom,' so yeah, it's f***ed up.

"And I continue to be able to scuba dive like I don't know if I'm in the system but yeah, I continue to be able to scuba dive and I should not."

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