In a Myspace blog written from his hospital room, Steve-O opened up about the circumstances that lead him to his current alcohol and drug addition. The Jackass crew member claimed his alcoholic mother would give him booze as a baby in an effort to quiet his crying.
“Before Mom and Dad would find themselves in the embarrassing position of being caught by other passengers with a crying baby, I was fed alcohol.”
Steve-O recounts his own mother’s trouble as an alcoholic, and claims she once lied to the family about having lymph node cancer as an excuse for staying in bed drunk. “I can’t believe I just called out my own dead Mom for what’s surely the worst lie she ever told,” he writes. “I also can’t believe I ever picked up my first drink on my own after the way alcohol ruined her life. God, I miss my Mom.”
Steve-O said he has now forgiven his mother, and announced plans to work on his own shortcomings. He is currently being held in a Los Angeles hospital on a extended psychiatric hold.