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Steve-O explains why he’s ‘grateful’ to be an alcoholic
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Steve-O explains why he’s ‘grateful’ to be an alcoholic

Steve-O isn’t one to hold back when it comes to discussing his past addiction battles

Steve-O isn’t one to hold back when it comes to discussing his past addiction battles, but in a recent interview, the Jackass star said he's actually ‘grateful’ for his alcoholism.

Sitting down with Graham Bensinger, Steve-O gave some context to his point of view, explaining that treatment made him a ‘way better’ person.

Steve-O began: “Alcoholism is just f**ked up. At the same time, I can say I’m legitimately grateful to be an alcoholic.”

See what he had to say below:

He went on: “Because as f**ked up as it is, alcoholism really is I think the only disease where after you get the disease and treat the disease, you end up potentially better than you were before you got it.

“Any other disease you can only hope to get back to as healthy as you were. With alcoholism - and because of alcoholism - when you treat it, you can become way better than you were before.”

And people were quick to praise Steve-O’s honesty, with one person writing beneath Bensinger’s video: “Profound words.”

Another person added: “It’s really neat to hear him talk about this. I’m in recovery myself,” while a third wrote: “The entire Steve interview is f**king perfection. What a wonderful, bright man.”

Watch the full interview here.

It comes after Steve-O promised he’d never give up on Bam Margera as he continues his battle with addiction.

Margera has had a long history of addiction, resulting in him attending rehab numerous times over the years – and it's been far from a smooth ride.

Steve-O isn’t one to hold back when it comes to discussing his past addiction battles.

Revealing that he’d just spoken to Margera on the phone, Steve-O told SiriusXM’s Faction Talk in June: “He sounded super drunk, but he was in good spirits.

“It’s so f***ing nuts how he’s not just resistant to the idea of surrendering to recovery, but just how he literally just doesn’t seem to grasp the ‘disease concept'.

“He’s like, ‘Man, if I just stay busy … It’s when I’m not busy doing stuff all the time, I get into trouble ...’ It’s, like, that’s not how it works, dude. You think you would know that by now.”

The former stuntman added: “I love him. I love him. And even if I didn’t love him, I’d never give up on him because, you know that’s how it works.

“I’ve been physically present at almost every stop on his years-long tour of rehabs and psych wards.

“I’m careful never to try to push sobriety on anybody. I feel strongly that if you do that what you’re actually doing is pushing them away from sobriety.”

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Topics: Steve-O, Celebrity