Johnny Knoxville’s eyeball popped out of its socket twice after he was injured while shooting his new film.
The actor and stunt performer has built up a reputation for pulling off some crazy feats over the course of his career, including on the TV show Jackass and in the accompanying movie franchise.
But while he was making his upcoming movie Action Point in South Africa recently, Johnny hit his head while performing a dangerous stunt, which caused some gruesome damage to his left eye.
“I went (to the emergency room) three times in a five day stretch at one point,” he said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (13Jun17). “I get home from the emergency room from my second concussion, and I blow my nose, and my left eye pops out of its socket… and I wasn’t expecting that. It was like halfway out!”
Johnny then explained that he tried to poke his eyeball back in place, and rushed back to the hospital. Doctors then discovered that he had an orbital blowout fracture from when he hit his face, and by blowing his nose he blew air behind the eyeball and caused it to move out of place.
The 46-year-old then wore an eyepatch for a couple of days to help the eye heal. But disaster struck once again while Johnny was hanging out with his pal Chris Pontius, who also stars in the movie.
“We had a couple of drinks one night and we were walking around and he said something funny and I laughed, and for some reason I held my nose and laughed – and I’m not even supposed to sneeze for the next three weeks – so when I held my nose and laughed it pushed my eye back out again,” he sighed.
During the filming of Action Point, about a daredevil who designs and operates his own theme park, Johnny also ended up with two concussions, a broken hand, a sprained knee and a gash above his right eyebrow, but in spite of the painful injuries, the star has no plans to stop doing dangerous stunts, as “it’s still fun”.
Action Point is slated to hit theaters from March next year (18).