“I broke my penis trying to back-flip a motorcycle. That was over three years ago, and I’m still cathetering twice a day. In this movie, the only thing that broke my fall in one scene was the back of my neck. I did a complete 360 after a bull hit me, and I landed on my neck.”
-”Jackass” star and head honcho Johnny Knoxville, discussing the relatively injury-free production of “Jackass 3D,” which hits theaters this Friday (October 15). MTV News’ Eric Ditzian caught up with Knoxville on the red carpet at the premiere of “Jackass 3D” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The new film features the entire “Jackass” crew — including Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Wee-Man and Ehren McGhehey — back again for another go-round, this time in an extra dimension.
The new film features a number of awesomely funny and cringe-inducing stunts, though there is at least one that will have to be saved for a later project. “There’s been talk about me cutting off a body part for a long time, and I decided all I was willing to give up was a tooth,” explained McGhehey, flashing his gapped grin. But he does not regret any of the painful things that have happened to him as a part of “Jackass,” especially if it means immortality. “I’ve had 16 surgeries, but I don’t regret any one of them,” McGhehey said. “It’s nice to know what I’m doing in ‘Jackass’ will live forever. I’m won’t live forever, but I just want to make people laugh and have a good time.”