EXCLUSIVE: Why Stephen Baldwin Quit NBC Reality Show: Jungle Insects Impregnated Me

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.

CAPTION: "It's the absolute creepiest thing that you can think of," Stephen (above) tells us of the treatement for his entomological ravaging.

"It's the absolute creepiest thing that you can think of," Stephen (above) tells us of his entomological ravaging.

“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.

4 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: Why Stephen Baldwin Quit NBC Reality Show: Jungle Insects Impregnated Me

  1. pixielily

    Stephen, we wish you all of the best and will be praying for you. You did a great job on the show! Get well brother! =)

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  3. Mark R Bowen

    Hey Stephen,

    Don’t be down on yourself bro, you lasted 6 days longer than I would have. Good Lord, I was a boy scout when I was a kid and we use to go for 2 week campouts around these lakes and I never got anywhere near the amount of bites that you recieved. Didn’t they let you have repellent and/or mosquito nets? Sounds like a load of crap to me. I’m glad you weren’t assaulted anymore than you were. I can’t imagine being impregnated by some bug and having it’s larve crawling around under my skin. If you like doing those reality shows, I would strongly suggest that you stay away from any jungle and/or desert situations.

    Take care Stephen. Best of luck to you.

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