Steve-O did it again – and was arrested after performing another precarious stunt.
The “Jackass” star revealed on Friday that he had jumped off London’s Tower Bridge the day before. He ended up in the Thames where the police met him. said Steve O They were “totally cool” However, they did realize that he was merely promoting his latest special.
“When I jumped off the bridge I expected to get in trouble but I knew they couldn’t deport me because I’m British,” said the daredevil, who was born Stephen Glover in London’s Wimbledon area. said Entertainment Weekly on Friday.
Steve-O was previously arrested for climbing a 100-foot crane in Los Angeles to protest SeaWorld and the alleged animal cruelty. However, he says he wasn’t nervous about jumping off Tower Bridge as he had done it before.
“I knew I could do it because I did the exact same thing almost 20 years ago,” Steve-O told Entertainment Weekly. “Twenty years ago it got out in the press, they said I could be charged, but this time I was overpowered by the police as soon as I got out of the water.”
“It may have been more of a police response than necessary, but heartfelt blessings on them for being so kind,” he continued.
Steve-O rose to fame for pulling arguably the craziest stunts of all on the hideous MTV reality show. A former drug user, he sobered up after his Jackass co-stars conducted an intervention in 2008and he finally got on his way a successful stand-up career.
Steve-O is currently nearing the end of his UK Bucket List Tour, which will conclude with a live taping in London on July 14th. A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he seemed to find some humor in British bobbys.
“It was pretty funny because the cops were on the other side of the gate, but as soon as I got out of the water I was already behind bars,” he told EW. “It was fun and symbolic. It took them quite a while to… open that gate and then the lock just stopped working.”
Steve-O said he was only arrested because a large crowd formed and police failed to charge him – and “wanted me to have a nice day”. Their main concern, he told the outlet, is that three people recently jumped off the bridge to take their own lives.
“I just don’t want to give the impression that I take suicide lightly, and I want to go even further and encourage anyone who is in emotional or psychological distress to reach out and seek support,” he says called. “I don’t do what I do to upset people, that’s not my intention.”