As if Discovery channel’s Shark Week isn’t intense enough, this year, the guys from Jackass decided to get in on the shark-infested fun. And after a few different stunts that resulted in no bodily harm, the team decided to literally "jump the shark." Steve-O and Chris Pontius sent their friend Sean McInerney, aka Poopies, over an impossible jump with nothing but sharks swimming below. Perhaps you can guess what happened next.
After wakeboarding across a shark-infested area with ease, it was decided that McInerney would try to jump over the area on his wakeboard using a large ramp. Unfortunately, he had trouble sticking the landing and was almost immediately bitten by a shark on his arm and hand after he entered the water. Of course, given the nature of the stunts performed by the Jackass crew, help was immediately on the scene. And Steve-O, who has sustained his fair share of gruesome injuries over the years, including a shark bite on his hand, didn’t seem overly concerned.
“This was only one bite in one spot?” Steve-O asked. “And he's not missing anything?”
Pontius, however, had a more somber and realistic outlook on the stunt.
“It's a reminder that yeah, like, we are pushing it pretty hard. And this could happen, of course,” Pontius said. “It's either, like, everything's OK or this happens. And hopefully it's always everything's OK, everything's okay. But then ... you know, this time it's not OK.”
Viewers on Twitter didn’t seem too concerned with the well-being of Poopies, and just seemed glad that the Jackass guys were there to be a part of Shark Week.
Thankfully, McInerny didn’t sustain more than a hand injury from the shark bite, and when he showed up in an interview after the fact with a cast covering his forearm and hand, he pretty much had only Steve-O and his friends to blame for what happened.
“I knew there was a chance I was gonna get bit by a shark, but I didn't think it was gonna happen,” McInerney said. When asked if he held a grudge against the shark that bit him, McInerney replied, “No, I don't blame the sharks at all. I mean, I was in their living room, and it was dinner time.”
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