New vid shows terrifying moment Jackass crew member 'Poopies' is bitten by shark – as star says he came 'close to death'

A NEW video shows the terrifying moment Jackass crew member "Poopies" was bitten by a shark, as the TV star revealed he came "close to death."

An emotional Sean McInerney said of the attack: "When I landed in that shark pit I thought I was going to die."


The clip shows as the killer fish circle McInerney after he fell from his waterboard during a dangerous stunt for Shark Week.

He added: "There were like 10 sharks around me.

"I was trying to swim out. And I couldn't. I knew I got bit. I thought I was going to get attacked by like six more.

"It was the scariest thing of my life. I couldn't really say much, I was in shock."

Breaking down in tears McInerney, who is known as "Poopies", added: "When I lifted [my arm] up it freaking fell over. And that's when I knew I was in trouble. That's when I knew I was probably going to die."

EMERGENCY SURGERY

Pictures show McInerney suffered a deep bite to this hand, and artery and tendon damage after he was treated by an onsite medical team.

McInerney was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

He added: "I started freaking out. They unwrapped this towel and there were arteries everywhere."

Jackass star Steve-O said: "He would be f**king dead if they didn’t dive on him as fast as they did.

"Jesus, he got wrecked by a shark…for a Shark Week episode."

The Jackass crew had pushed the stunt a step further after McInerney successfully wakeboarded over the sharks.

He was then launched from a ramp but failed to make the landing.

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McInerney said: "I definitely got a degree in shark college there. I knew there was a chance I was going to get bit by a shark, but I didn't think it was going to happen.

"I don't blame the sharks at all. I mean, I was in their living room, and it was dinnertime."

Jackass star Chris Pontius added: "It’s a reminder that yeah, like, we are pushing it pretty hard. And this could happen, of course."


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