by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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baldwinI warned you Stephen Baldwin!

For my entry in NBC’s contest to send a blogger to Costa Rica to visit the set of their latest reality TV show I’m A Celebrity…Now Get Me Out Of Here!, I wrote about the nasty creatures one can experience while there.

“Pick up any brochure on Costa Rica and I’m pretty sure the last things you’ll see are instructions for removing Botfly larvae from your skin. If you did, they would probably be in very small print and offer such helpful advice as ‘placing raw meat on your arm to coax the young out” and/or ‘using the tree sap of the matatorsalo’ to kill the parasite.”

Unfortunately, Stephen Baldwin — one of the celebrity contestants on the show — now knows what that feels like.

The actor quit the series yesterday after saying he was bitten over 125 by the Botflies — with some of them laying their eggs underneath his skin. Speaking on blogtalkradio, Baldwin said: “I suffered in the first eight days of production, while in the jungle, over 125 insect bites on my body… I had about thirty on my left leg… 25 or 30 on each arm, kind of all over and two of them, much to my surprise, became quite lumpy initially.

“Within about 72 hours they were these half dollar-sized lumps under my skin that were probably about an inch thick and were situations where they just weren’t a reaction that were the same as the others – 123 so to speak. I did get to take some time with the medic who explained that in his opinion at that point he didn’t think that it 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.'”

And therein lies perhaps the most interesting thing you’ve ever read about Stephen Baldwin.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Heidi

    The Baldwin family seemed to run into attractive men who have let themselves go and seem to be doing everything under their control to make themselves unappealing.

  • Rachelle

    He’s a douche. LOL!

  • Erin Raw Foods

    He needed to stay out there a little longer, eat less and detox. He looks really bloated and gray in the face.


  • krissy

    H ha… maybe now he’ll respect the right to choose.

    • Dane

      The right to choose what? Wether he wants to get infested by bot fly maggots or not?

    • Dane

      Krissy, the right to choose what? Wether or not he wants to be eaten alive by bot fly larvae?

  • Cherie

    Haa haa Heidi your comment made me burst out laughing, because it’s so true haa haa…..thanks for my Wednesday afternoon giggle>;o)

  • jamie lynn

    BLAAAARRGGGHHHHH *shudders in revulsion*

    oh yeah, those botflies are pretty nasty too.

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  • Eco Mama

    Another overpaid, overfed, and under educated Hollyweird AIRHEAD…ahhh poor baby, he looks like a huge pile of feces covered in skin, no wonder those insects used him like the pile he resembles!!! Is this the best gig this loser can get?!

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  • McAllister Pulswaithe

    Maybe they were Shaw Bots!