MTV presents Steve-O: Demise and Rise

Steve-O’s trouble with addiction was rough, tough and televised. And now, MTV hopes that its new documentary, Steve-O: Demise and Rise, will capture the attention of its mostly tween audience and highlight negative aspects of addiction, as well as the positive side of recovery.

However, Steve-O let it be kown quite clearly that he has no aspirations to be the “poster boy” for sobriety. In fact, Steve-O considers himself to be more of an addict than a role model.

Steve-O: Demise and Rise was reportedly put together using several hours of footage which Steve-O shot on his own. The footage contains a raw look of Steve-O’s life on the road while snorting cocaine, doing whip-its and filming his hit movie series, Jackass.

“Certainly a documentary about my downward spiral isn’t going to keep me sober by any means,” Steve-O told “If anything, I feel like I’m being printed in the media as ‘the sober guy’ I feel like that does more to set me up for a fall than really keep me sober. The last thing anyone who’s working to stay sober wants is to be touted as some kind of example.”

Check out the new MTV documentary, Steve-O: Demise and Rise, Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 10 pm/ET on MTV.


1 Comment »

  1. Frank R Said:

    Steve O was really lost man…I feel great for him that he’s finally getting some real help and that he’s managed to save his own life…Frank

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