Johnny Knoxville Reflects on That Time He Broke His Dick

"But I've had two children since then, so it's in great working order"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 13, 2022

While it's not necessarily a helpful mental health tactic to compare your problems to those you assume are suffering worse than yourself, it can be worth practicing gratitude when someone draws your attention to a struggle that you can only imagine. For example: once upon a time, Jackass franchise star Johnny Knoxville broke his dick.

In a new, fittingly masochistic interview with Variety, he was hard-pressed to recall the most painful injury he had ever suffered from the years of reckless stunts captured on film for your viewing pleasure. 

"I broke my jim dog," Knoxville said of the incident, which took place back in 2007 when an attempt to flip a motorcycle went awry and it landed on him. "That's been well documented; so much has been said about so little," the prankster joked, reflecting back on the accident that forced him to use a catheter for three-and-a-half years.

 "The doctor said a couple centimetres down and it would've been out of commission," he added. "But I've had two children since then, so it's in great working order."

Okay, Mr. Brightside.

Watch Knoxville give his "Pain 101" lecture below.

Jackass Forever — the Jeff Tremaine-directed fourth instalment in the film series — is set to arrive in theatres February 4, featuring a slew of new cast members.

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