Johnny Knoxville revealed the dangerous number of concussions he’s had in his lifetime on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He told Noah that the cop stunt he performs in Jackass Forever will likely be his last as he suffered his 16th concussion.
“That was my last cop to face because I’ve had 16 concussions and this one was really quite gnarly. I had a brain hemorrhage and it took me several months to get back,” he told the host. Although 16 is the number Knoxville has settled on, he told Entertainment Weekly it could actually be as many as 17 head injuries total. He told the outlet that he was motivated by his kids to stop doing death-defying stunts as he naturally wants to be there for them when they grow up.
An interview with Knoxville on The Howard Stern Show not only gave him his 16th concussion and brief cognitive decline, but also a broken rib and wrist. “No one in my family is happy with the stunts,” Knoxville told Stern, describing the cop stunt as “the worst hit I’ve ever taken.”
He told Stern that he’s now exploring with a therapist why he’s attracted to dangerous behavior and that he feels it’s okay now that his days as a stunt performer are probably behind him. “I’m sure it has something to do with self-worth,” he said of his compulsion to intentionally put himself at risk for audience entertainment. Whatever the reason, the Bulls will surely miss him.
https://www.looper.com/1020777/the-staggering-number-of-concussions-jackass-johnny-knoxville-has-had/ The amazing number of concussions Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville had