Jackass star Steve-O has revealed one of the darkest moments of his drug addiction, which saw him snort cocaine splattered with the HIV-positive blood of his dealer.
The notorious stuntman, real name Stephen Glover, opened up about his substance abuse in an interview on In Depth With Graham Besinger, who prompted him to discuss the incident.
"I had this drug dealer, he lived very close by. Sometimes I would show up and the door would be unlocked but he would be passed out, 'cause he was very much a drug user as well as a dealer," Steve-O said.
The 44-year-old explained that on one occasion, he was unable to wake his dealer, but noticed some cocaine residue on a table in the house.
The man was an intravenous cocaine user, and Steve-O described the room as often being sprayed with blood from his syringes.
"I went over to this table to scrape up a pile of cocaine to snort it, but as I had sat down looking at it, blood had been squirted, you could see, like, the little tiny little blood splattered on the residue."
"This is how desperate and pathetic my addiction was, that I sat there, like, knowingly scraping up this tainted, like, blood cocaine and uh, I sat there and snorted it," he said.
"Which is so f**ked up - I snorted the blood of an intravenous drug user."
When Besinger questioned how Steve-O felt later finding out that his dealer was HIV-positive, the MTV personality said he had been tested for the disease multiple times and had not contracted it.
In March 2018, Steve-O marked 10 years of sobriety with a social media post featuring a disturbing photo of him mid-drug binge.
"Hard to believe it's been an entire decade since I've had a drink or a drug," he tweeted.
"I just can't put into words how grateful I am for [Jackass host] @realjknoxville and the rest of the guys who locked me up in a psychiatric ward on March 9, 2008, where this journey began."