Comedian Steve-O duct tapes himself to Hollywood billboard to promote new special

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LOS ANGELES (NewsNation/KTLA) — Comedian Steve-O duct taped himself to a billboard in Hollywood as part of a publicity stunt to promote an upcoming special Thursday morning.

The “Jacka**” star and television personality, known for his wild stunts and pranks, began livestreaming himself Thursday morning on his YouTube channel.

“I’m attached to a billboard right now … and want to emphasize that a team of real professionals rigged everything safely,” he assured fans in an Instagram post. “There is zero chance of me falling, and it’s important to me that we not waste any valuable city resources on this.”

The Los Angeles Fire Department used a ladder to help him off the billboard and he was safely down after spending less than an hour on top of the billboard, according to News Nation affiliate KTLA.

The performer, whose real name is Steven Glover, was previously arrested in connection with a different aerial stunt in Hollywood in 2015.

On Aug. 9 of that year, Steve-O climbed an approximately 100-foot-tall construction crane and shot fireworks off of it in an apparent protest against SeaWorld, which he streamed live on his Facebook page.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and temporarily ordered to stay out of Hollywood after pleading no contest to two misdemeanors.

The Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately have any information on whether he was cited at the scene or would face possible charges in connection with the incident.

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