Hayley   January 13th, 2009  

Jesse James is taking part in two reality shows this year, but it wasn’t Donald Trump and his “Celebrity Apprentice” that left the tattooed motorcycle enthusiast battered and bruised.

According to the NY Daily News, Jesse chipped his elbow, broke two ribs and was set on fire during the filming of Spike TV’s “Jesse James Is A Dead Man,” something his wife, Sandra Bullock, didn’t seem to mind.

“She loves it,” Jesse told the newspaper. “She tells me every day to go out and a break a leg.”

Jesse’s upcoming new reality show will see the star tackle 10 episodes worth of life-risking challenges including flipping trucks after driving through a landmine-populated field.

“I think for some people, driving on the 405 [freeway in Los Angeles] is like the biggest thrill they ever get in life,” he said. “Life is only a one-lap race, so I want to do everything on that lap to see what it’s like.”

Though the challenges for the show are risky, Jesse said he does not have a death wish.

“Having a death wish is like being that guy who wants to bury himself under 10,000 pounds of dirt in a glass casket. That’s just dumb. That can’t be thrilling,” he told the paper. “Being an adrenaline junkie is just racing and going fast and doing stuff that could kill you, and a lot of people get killed doing it, but here we’re kind of putting the danger right out in the open.”

Jesse also hopes people don’t take the reality show too seriously.

“I hope it comes off lighthearted. I hate those shows like David Blaine’s where it’s like, ‘Oh my God, he’s hanging upside down.’ I’d rather take something super-dangerous and make a joke about it than make a big deal out of something that isn’t even a big deal,” he said.

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