There are three things you can always count on with a Jackass movie. One, that someone will get hit in the penis. Two, that Chris Pontius will absolutely work the shit out of a stripper thong. And three, that someone is going to the hospital. Well well well, to the surprise of no one, less than 48 hours into filming Jackass 4, and both Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O have reportedly been taken to the hospital to treat on-set injuries.
According to Cinemablend, Bam Margera broke the news in a Cameo, which feels like a strange choice, but – silver lining – he’s keeping his communications off Instagram, so that’s good? Jackass 4 began filming recently, and on the second day of filming, both Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O were hospitalized after allegedly jumping onto a speeding treadmill while carrying musical instruments. A tuba was reportedly involved. Bam didn’t explain if both of them were injured at the same time, or if they both fucked up the stunt at different times. Or even how this tuba was involved.
It’s also not known how long they had to stay in the hospital, how long production would be shut down for, and if this will affect its release date. Jackass 4 was scheduled to be released in theaters on March 5, 2021, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic shut down, the date was pushed back four months to July 2021. Johnny has said previously that a 4th Jackass would likely see some new cast members added, and honestly, at this rate, they should probably keep the door open to anyone who applies. They haven’t even made it a week yet, and they’re down two jackasses!
Neither Johnny nor Steve-O have said anything about their hospitalization, like if they were just there to check everything out, or if they’re current patients of the ICU. But it’s probably safe to assume it was more than just a pulled muscle. After all, it’s been nearly 19 years since the first Jackass movie premiered. And the last time we had a film from the Jackass franchise was 2010, with Jackass 3D. Nearly 11 years have passed since the last Jackass film, and you know what happens in a decade’s worth of time? People get old! Steve-O is 46 and Johnny Knoxville turns 50 in three months. I’m also no longer a spry 20 year old; let’s just say I’m at the age where I recently reached for an orange and pulled my left shoulder. And Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O are leaping onto fitness equipment while holding band instruments. Please, for the love of your backs and hips, stop! If you need to do something dumb with a musical instrument, with a tuba, try to play the tuba by farting into the mouthpiece with your ass. The worst you’ll get is brass rash, but that can be treated with cream.