HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Steve O attends 2016 Catbaret Gala: A Star-studded Musical Extravaganza To Benefit Kitty Bungalow For Wayward Cats at Avalon on October 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)
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This Is
What Really
Happened To
Steve-O's Voice
Steve-O has been known for his excessive drinking, smoking, and vomiting for the bulk of his career. However, you'd be surprised to learn that none of those things are the real reason that Steve-O's voice is so gravelly, and what really happened is much more mundane than you would expect from such a wild personality.
His voice sounds that way simply because he learned to speak differently from the rest of us. According to a specialized throat doctor who inserted a camera into his throat, he noticed that Steve-O used a different throat muscle, instead of his vocal cords, like most people do — in order to form phonetic sounds.
Oddly enough, Steve-O's throat is apparently in good condition for a man that has been using it incorrectly his entire life. Even though Steve-O hired a vocal coach to help teach him to use his vocal cords the way they were meant to be used, he still prefers his natural voice because it has helped him in his long and storied career.