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 after the TV star said 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 was 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 an onsite medical team.

McInerney was rushed to 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 successfuly wakeboarded over the sharks.

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

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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