Johnny Knoxville has revealed the reason why he’s stepping back from doing “big stunts” after Jackass Forever.
In a new interview with NME, Knoxville said Jackass Forever was not only his final Jackass movie but also his final “big stunts” movie because of medical advice that he had been given from his doctor.
“I knew going into this movie that this was going to be the last time I was going to do big stunts because I’ve got kids and I’ve had so many injuries,” he said.
“I feel like I could go out good in this film by being my last with big stunts. I’ve got nothing left to prove in that area,” he added.
In Jackass Forever, Knoxville is knocked into the air by bull and left with severe injuries, including a broken wrist, broken ribs and a concussion that resulted in a brain haemorrhage.
The injury, which took Knoxville two months to recover from, meant the actor had to delay filming of some of his last stunts.
“We backload my most dangerous stunts to the end of the film. So I had two or three more stunts left to do, big ones, but after that I couldn’t,” Knoxville said.
“The doctor’s like, ‘no way, you can’t, you’ve had 16 concussions, you’ve just had a terrible concussion, your brain is scrambled right now.’ And I was like, alright, so those got kicked to the side,” he added.