Two days ago, news reports emerged that Stephen Baldwin had quit I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! though no details of why the actor exited the NBC reality show were available.
Last night, however, Stephen called into his BlogTalkRadio show from Costa Rica – where he’d been competing with the likes of Lou Diamond Phillips, John Salley, Sanjaya Malakar and Torrie Wilson – to tell the full story.
“I suffered in the first eight days of production, while in the jungle, over 125 insect bites on my body,” he told Kevin McCullough, co-host of Baldwin/McCullough Xtreme Radio.
“And two of them – much to my surprise – became kind of lumpy initially. Within 72 hours they were these kind of half-dollar-size lumps under my skin that were probably about an inch thick. [The] reactions just weren’t the same as the other 123, so to speak.
“I did get to take some time with the medic, who explained to me that, in his opinion, he didn’t think that is was the ‘implantation of insect larvae into my flesh,’ but that – oh, gosh – that’s what it could be.
“So… they tested these things and, sure enough, Stevie B. was ‘pregnant.’
“I videotaped this process where they put this kind of thick, tough medical adhesive tape that has a chemical compound on it that suffocates the larvae while it’s beneath your flesh.
“And as it suffocates, it tries to back itself out of the hole that it’s burrowed into your skin. And when it does that, the tail section of it gets stuck to the tape.”
To hear Stephen’s full interview, click here.