One 12 months after getting attacked throughout a Shark Week stunt, Jackass star Sean McInerney, a.ok.a. Poopies, was again within the water and going through his fears. The stuntman returned to the open waters for a particular that aired Sunday through which he and his Jackass crew swam with a few of the ocean’s fiercest predators.
Earlier than plunging again into the water, Poopies regarded again on final 12 months’s terrifying incident. Tearing up, he instructed the digital camera, “I assumed I used to be gonna die in entrance of my mates … that’s fairly heavy,” per Yahoo Leisure.
Poopies was attacked by a shark throughout a 2021 Shark Week particular through which he rode a wakeboard over shark-filled waters. One of many animals latched onto his wrist and arm, however Poopies was fortunately pulled to security and tended to by medics. A full 12 months later, Poopies has recovered by suffers lingering results from the assault, together with a worry of sharks, in keeping with Yahoo Leisure.
By returning to Shark Week this 12 months, he hoped to overcome his worry.
“I don’t need that accident to cease me from doing what I like,” he mentioned, per Yahoo Leisure. “I like the ocean, and I like browsing. I’m by no means gonna cease.”
Whereas the expertise of swimming with sharks was scary at first — Poopies mentioned he was “freaking out” underwater and thought the sharks have been “coming proper for me” — he rapidly appeared proper at house on the ocean ground.
Poopies even joked that he noticed the identical shark who attacked him final 12 months, saying, “He’s having a good time, having extra enjoyable than anybody else.”
As for the remainder of the sharks, he added, “They’re loving me down right here and I’m loving them again.”
Poopies was met with cheers and applause when he returned to the boat, and he appeared overjoyed along with his profitable dive.
“Holy moly, I did it. You undoubtedly should have a respect for these sharks,” he mentioned. “I really feel quite a bit higher. I don’t have a worry of dying once I’m subsequent to sharks anymore.”
Watch Poopies’ Shark Week dive within the video above.