Steve “O” Glover , the Jackass star, who would always take on the most disgusting and painful stunts on the MTV series, has given an interview for GQ magazine in which he talks about some of his more bizarre past experiences with drugs. Including a coke-fueled night with Mike Tyson:
“I’ve done fucking cocaine with Mike Tyson, dude. We spent three hours locked in a bathroom together…. So there we are, and he asked me for a cigarette while I was chopping up a bunch of blow on the counter. He rolled it back and forth between his fingers and all the tobacco fell out, and he kept doing it until nothing was left except a tube of paper connected to the cylinder. And he turned it right side up and started scooping cocaine into it…He filled it until it was fucking full as fuck. And he made it work, man. He sat there and smoked the whole deal.”
Steve O. also asserts that the closest he ever came to dying was during a trip on which he obtained a scuba certification:
“I can’t even remember what continent it was on. But scuba diving. Because I got scuba certified while on a cocaine bender, pretty illegally. I think from start to finish it was maybe three or four days. And I didn’t sleep at all in the entire period of time. I was super drunk, super coked out. And I went on to do some pretty deep dives, like with a lot of ignorance. There was one point, I remember they said the sharks were on the bottom, so I went to the bottom, and someone grabbed my fin and really exasperated, like, ‘Go up. Go up.’ And I went up and they were yelling at me, ‘You almost fucking died, and you almost fucking killed me trying to fucking save you.'”
The star hit a low point about eight years ago, seriously contemplating suicide, when an intervention by his fellow Jackass alum Johnny Knoxville led him to seek treatment.
He has been sober since then, redefining himself without fully breaking from his past: Now a vegan animal rights activist and stand-up comedian, he still does the occasional stunt involving a toilet.
In 2015, Steve O. was arrested for protesting Sea World and its treatment of captive orcas: “If you are going to make a statement about captivity you may as well get yourself locked up.”
To achieve this, he climbed a crane on LA’s Sunset Boulevard, inflated a giant orca-shaped balloon bearing the words “Seaworld Sucks!’ and proceeded to set off fireworks. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and forced to pay the bill for the emergency services that were called. But he was unfazed: “I’m ready to go to jail-not just because it will bring so much attention to the plight of orcas in captivity, but because it’s nice to let people know I haven’t lost my edge.”
He should be an inspiration to anyone who thinks that getting that their shit straight will prevent them from fucking shit up.