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Friday 30 January 2015

Johnny Knoxville: No stunts for son

Johnny Knoxville won't let his son do Jackass-style stunts
Johnny Knoxville won't let his son do Jackass-style stunts

Johnny Knoxville has admitted he wouldn't let his son take part in the dangerous stunts he does for Jackass.

The Jackass 3D star, who almost breaks his neck in the new film after being rammed by a bull, has an 11-month-old son Rocko with his second wife Naomi, and an older daughter Madison from his first marriage.

Madison appears in the credits of the new movie, directed by Jeff Tremaine, but Johnny doesn't want his children following in his footsteps when it comes to such a dangerous career.

He said: "[Rocko] can prank Jeff, but no stunts."

Jeff added: "His daughter's in the credits. She shot up and punched me in the ear."

Johnny, 39, who has previously revealed he tore his urethra during a stunt for TV show Nitro Circus and now has to drain his bladder twice daily through a tube, admitted he sometimes looks back at stunts he has done and realised he was taking huge risks.

He said: "Before the stunt I try to get in a head space where I'm not thinking negative thoughts. Afterwards I'll look at it and think, man that was almost bad forever. But by then, I'm fine."

The Dukes Of Hazzard star admitted wife Naomi worried about him, but insisted he didn't feel pressured to change his ways, despite getting older, or settling down and having kids.

He said: "She worries, yeah of course. But I don't prank her too much. I tell a lot of funny jokes in front of her though which she doesn't laugh at."

:: Jackass 3D opens in cinemas on November 5.

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