Jackass became a household name after making its debut back in 2000 on MTV and took the entire world by storm and spawned an entire generation of imitators, both professional and amateur. The numerous death-defying and outright dangerous stunts in the name of entertainment have kept fans coming back for more over the years. The last time the Jackass crew were shown on the big screen was back in 2010’s Jackass 3D
Thankfully, a fourth film will be released eventually as Jackass 4 promises to be the most outrageous movie yet. The official title for the upcoming film was previously revealed as well, called Jackass Forever.
The film was supposed to come last year but was then delayed to early this year. On top of that. Bam Margera sued Paramount and others for firing him from the upcoming film. However, Steve-O made it clear the delay had nothing to do with Margera’s lawsuit.
While speaking on The Howard Stern Show, Johnny Knoxville revealed that he suffered brain damage after a stunt he performed with a bull in Jackass Forever.
“My cognitive abilities were in steep decline after that hit. The bull hit was the worst hit I’ve ever taken from a bull or maybe period. I remember taking some tests. The neurosurgeon said, ‘Do you have trouble paying attention right now?’ I said, ‘Yeah, why?’ He goes, ‘Because you scored a 17 on [your attention].’ That’s out of 100.
I had to go under all these type of treatments, this transcranial magnetic stimulation, which they buzz your head with these magnets for about 30 minutes at a time for like, oh god, I would say 10 to 12 treatments over a series of two months and it’s supposed to help with depression and help with my cognitive skills. It was a tough one to come back from. I was trying to edit the movie at the time, but I couldn’t sit still.
I did slip into a little bit of a depression with this last concussion. That hasn’t happened before. My brain was just playing tricks on me. I got really depressed and over-focused on things. I did have to start medication for the first time in my life. It completely turned me around — that and doing therapy. It was a really hard recovery from this last injury, but I’m great now. I feel like I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been.”
Jackass Forever will now release on February 4th of this year, so we will have to wait and see how the film will turn out as fans have been eagerly waiting for the film to drop.