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Johnny Knoxville Reveals He’s Retiring From Jackass Franchise

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At 50, Johnny Knoxville is hanging up his Jackass bag of tips. 

After surviving greater than 20 years and the coronavirus pandemic, the Jackass franchise is returning to our screens in October 2021—Knoxville’s final hurrah as a contributor to the notorious stunt squad. 

In a brand new GQ profile, the Jackass star and co-creator confirmed he is retiring from the venture that turned him right into a breakout star again in 2000. Whereas the unique MTV present solely lasted 25 episodes, the idea has since spawned three motion pictures with the fourth only a few extra months away. 

With extra death-defying stunts than he can depend over the course of 20 years, the actor’s distinctive fortune shouldn’t be misplaced on him. “You’ll be able to solely take so many probabilities earlier than one thing irreversible occurs,” Knoxville informed GQ. “I really feel like I have been extraordinarily fortunate to take the probabilities I’ve taken and nonetheless be strolling round.”

After all, getting older additionally means the falls and hits are tougher to recuperate from. “Filming Jackass at this age is way the identical because it ever was, with two large variations,” co-star Steve-O told the magazine. “Our bones break considerably simpler. And it takes much less to knock us fully unconscious. Plus longer to get up.”

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