Johnny Knoxville: ‘Women put cigarettes out on me’

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville’s fans are so fond of the wacky stunts he pulls off on TV and in the movies, they like to physically abuse him when he’s out having fun. The Bad Grandpa prankster makes a living by taking shots to the testicles, out-running bulls and performing stomach-churning practical jokes – and he admits he has to watch his back when he’s out socialising because devotees think he’s a human punching bag all the time.
He says, “The guys try to fight me and the girls would come up and put cigarettes out on my arm; I had one put it out on my face. I had a girl come up and say, ‘Oh, I love what you do,’ and punch me right in the nose.
“Guys would come up and they would punch me or try to fight me… These days they want me to hit them. They’ll come up and go, ‘I love what you do, will you hit me in the nuts?’ And I’m like, ‘Of course not!'”
But if he’s out with his Jackass buddies, there’s always someone who will agree to abuse a fan.
He adds, “Wee Man (Jason Acuna) will (always) oblige.”