‘Jackass’ star suffers shark bite while filming for ‘Shark Week’
A star from the hit MTV series “Jackass” was bitten by a shark while wakeboarding over infested waters as part of a dangerous stunt that was filmed for “Shark Week.”
Sean McInerney was on location filming for the Discovery series when he was launched from a ramp and bitten on the hand when he failed to land the stunt, The Sun reported.
“He would be f–king dead if they didn’t dive on him as fast as they did,” Jackass co-star Steve-O said.
“Jesus, he got wrecked by a shark … for a ‘Shark Week’ episode.”
McInerney, known as “Poopies” on the show, suffered a deep bite that led to artery and tendon damage that was treated by an on-site medical team, the outlet said.
The TV thrill-seeker had already successfully gone wakeboarding over the infested waters but the crew decided to take the feat up a notch — by launching him from a ramp.
“It’s a reminder that yeah, like, we are pushing it pretty hard. And this could happen, of course,” co-star Chris Pontius said.
McInerney didn’t appear particularly fazed by the incident and said he “definitely got a degree in shark college” following the bite.
“I knew there was a chance I was going to get bit by a shark, but I didn’t think it was going to happen,” he said.
“I don’t blame the sharks at all. I mean, I was in their living room, and it was dinnertime.”