Jackass star Steve-O breaks both legs in skateboarding stunt that went horribly wrong

Steve-O performing the stunt 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Some people make a lot of money by performing stunts, but not without risk.

Stephen Gilchrist Glover, aka Steve-O, who is known for the stunts he performs on the television series Jackass, has learned just how dangerous things can get.

The 42-year-old man revealed on social media that he broke his right ankle in three places and his left heel, while performing a skateboarding stunt.

The stunt involved Steve-O standing on a wooden structure with his skateboard. Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, 48, then deliberately drove a red car into the structure.

Steve-O was supposed to use his skateboard to ride over the car and skateboard to safety.

He tried the stunt three times, but things did not go as planned. On the third try, Steve-O crashed to the ground with the skateboard still in his hand.

He landed on his legs, breaking both of them.

Steve-O said that he will have to undergo surgery to repair the damage. He will have seven plates put in one leg and two plates in the other.

Steve-O posted the video of the stunt along with a behind the scene video of his three attempts to his Facebook page, where it went viral.