Steve-O books in for boob job

Steve-O is to undergo a boob job credit:Bang Showbiz
Steve-O is to undergo a boob job credit:Bang Showbiz

Steve-O is going to have a boob job.

The 50-year-old stuntman is planning to undergo a breast augmentation procedure in the hope it will help him better disguise himself for a planned hidden prank comedy series.

Speaking on the 'X5' podcast, he said: "I came up with the idea a few years ago to get a boob job and just film a bunch of legitimately funny hidden camera pranks with me in disguise, in various disguises, and then revealing who I actually am, and just funny endurance stunts and whatever.

"I've been so particularly in love with that idea because the comedy, the opportunity for comedy, I believe is absolutely there, and it's like the quintessential Steve-O -- that level of commitment."

The 'Jackass' star has already discussed the planned surgery with doctors and has made an appointment for the procedure - then plans to have the implants removed just a few months later.

He said: "I spoke with the doctors, and I said to them candidly, 'The one thing I’m really freaked out about and bummed out about and would back out of this over is if I’m just gonna be a mess afterwards.'

"You know, it’s going under the muscle, and the doctors are completely unfazed, like, 'Two months, it comes out, absolutely no issue.' "

Steve-O views the move as just another part of his "art".

He added: "I've always been a body modification guy, like with my back tattoo, with my butt piercing - body modification has been part of my f****** deal, it's been a lane in my art since the beginning. And this level of commitment to this bit, how nuts it is - I believe in it."

The comic first suggested having a boob job in the name of his work two years ago when planning a live tour.

He explained to The Guardian newspaper: “The theme that ties together all of these ridiculous acts is an examination of my body and how, on the cusp of turning 50, the instrument I rely on for attention is breaking down.

“As we barrel towards our inevitable demise, we wilt, and our bodies deteriorate, and it’s this really sad dark thing. And that process is well under way for me.

“That came from me being legitimately horrified to look in the mirror and discover that not only am I developing man t*** but I literally have underboob too. And so I’m childishly lashing out at the God that enabled me to develop man t******.

"Like, if I’m going to be forced to have t****** then goddamn it they’re going to be DDs!

“I think the PT Barnum in me just thinks that makes sense. It will be the tour that promotes itself.”