June 19th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Jonah Hill: I was not a good kid

Have you ever noticed the serious scar Jonah Hill has on his right arm? Doesn’t matter – you don't have to know what it looks like to find the story of its occurrence pretty heartbreaking.

When the "Get Him to the Greek" star was in middle school, his mother was fighting a battle against cancer that Hill was convinced she was going to lose. As a result, he started rebelling by smoking pot and skateboarding more than he studied.

“I was, like, not a good kid,” Hill told Rolling Stone in an interview featured in the mag's current issue.

His behavior continued into high school, and when he was 15, he and a friend took an SUV for a ride in the middle of the night, with his friend turning tricks at the wheel while Hill had his arm hanging out of the window.

The truck flipped over and skidded along the road, taking Hill’s arm with it.

When he woke up the next morning in the hospital, Hill said the doctors were talking about amputating his arm as his parents stood by, weeping.

“I said to myself, 'I'll never let them down ever again,'" Hill told the magazine. "I said, 'I'm going to be [expletive] successful. I'm going to resurrect what I put these people through by being a little [expletive].' So I look at this scar every day. That reminds me to work hard."

Hill’s mom, by the way, has fully recovered, and thus can see the fruits of Hill’s promise; his latest feature, "Cyrus," opened in theaters this weekend.

Filed under: Celebrities • movies

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. matt

    i wonder if he smoked dank

    June 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    Don't get to close to him, his head s about to explode.

    June 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Losers

    Jonah Hill changes life after horrible accident. Now let's talk about him being fat! I would hate to see what YOU actually look like forest trolls.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood Jablome

      Another fat kid heard from. What's the matter, cut too close to home for your fatazz? If this guy doesn't want the attention then he should go away and get a real job. Any way you look at it, he's fat.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol


      Learn to live with the trolling profession. It's not like they're good at anything else.

      June 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Losers

      I have helped raise money for cancer victims and volunteer at an underfunded school. I am a "fatazz".
      Heywood Jablome – "OMG he's fat omg so gross."
      Shallow as a kiddy pool in death valley. You are probably super fugly that's why you make fun of people over blog.

      June 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood Jablome

      @Losers – Dude, you have some seriously problems. I suggest you seek professional help immediately. It's people like you that make dumping on these no-talent actors, actresses and singers so much fun. I love it when you all get your little panties in a bunch.

      June 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood Jablome

      @lol – you should know.

      June 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Losers

      Haha you are definitely super fugly and you would want to see my panties duuuudeeee.

      June 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood Jablome

      You're lack of intelligence and comprehension of the English language is quite obvious, duuuuudeeeeee.

      June 22, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Heywood Jablome

    This is one guy that never missed a meal.

    June 21, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Locode

    So what's his excuse for being morbidly obese?

    He's completely not funny, and anyone who thinks he is even remotely funny should give their head a shake.

    June 21, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. blowmoi

    This guy is a one hit wonder. Who gives a hoot if he was a 'bad kid'? He's a one note song, no career for this dude. And anyone who finds him funny is a douchbag.

    June 21, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Your comment shows us that you are the d-bag.

      June 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • KEB

      Seriously he's been in or a apart of 26 movies and is still in full demand. That's a one hit wonder??

      June 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim

    Hilarious movie http://bit.ly/WatchGreek

    June 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Laura

    Alot of us have "been there" - looks like you made it !! Continue to look forward & do good work –you are one funny,talented guy !!!

    June 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |

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