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Steve-O: Demise and Rise

steveoI’m going to take a break from my normal political commentary and briefly talk about a documentary I recently saw. Let me start by saying I am a big fan of the MTV show, “Jackass.” I have been for years. If you’ve seen clips of Jackass, you’re probably familiar with Steve-O, the guy who does the really stupid stunts and usually ends up puking all over. You might also be familiar with Steve-O from the hit television series, “Dancing with the Stars.” I believe he lasted six weeks on the program.

MTV put together a documentary called “Steve-O: Demise and Rise.” It ran on Sunday May 3rd, and I just got around to watching it. I always knew Steve-O had a drug/drinking problem, but never realized how serious it was. The documentary shows very, very dark and disturbing footage of Steve-O at his worst, strung out on blow and nitrous, among other narcotics. While it was hard to watch at times, it was extremely interesting to see Steve-O hit rock bottom, and with the help of friends from Jackass, Dr. Drew Pinsky and others, recover.

Steve-O’s state of mind currently is also intriguing. He isn’t trying to tout himself as a hero who conquered addiction. In fact, he admits that at any time he could fall back into his old way of life. Now that isn’t necessarily impressive or inspiring, but it is, dare I say, refreshing to hear him be brutally and tragically honest.

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