Earlier this week, we got our first look at the fourth installment of the Jackass film series, titled Jackass Forever. Now, a video has been released of a guest star in the film getting bitten by a shark and being rushed to the hospital.
As reported by Loudwire, professional surfer Sean “Poopies” McInerney was wakeboarding in the ocean while surrounded by a swarm of sharks. Unfortunately, after landing one trick a little slower than he should have, McInerney was confronted by one of the movie’s animal stars.
“I told my driver to go like 10 miles an hour so we don’t go too fast, but I think we went a little too slow and I launched like four to five feet into the shark pit,” said McInerney, “and when I landed in that shark pit, I thought I was gonna die.”
The bite was to McInerney’s hand, and, as Jackass star Steve-O made it clear, he’s not missing any appendages. However, Sean was struck with the fear that anyone would have when bleeding around sharks: that they might get launched into a feeding frenzy.
“There were 10 sharks around me and I was trying to swim out and I couldn’t,” said McInerney. “I knew I got bit, and when I got bit I thought I was gonna get attacked by like six more sharks and luckily I didn’t. I just got my hand bitten — scariest thing in my life.”
Thankfully for fans and the Jackass cast, the film recently teamed up with the Discovery Channel’s infamous Shark Week event — which means that the entire incident was caught on film. Watch footage of Sean getting bit below:
Everyone at The Pit wishes Sean a speedy recovery, and tips our caps to his dedication to total entertainment. Surfing for a camera is awesome; getting bit by a shark in the process earns you more cred than anyone on earth.
Words by Chris Krovatin