And it's not the first time for the accident-prone host

By Caroline Kepnes
Updated August 03, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Survivor: Africa

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Three weeks into the third, African-set edition of CBS’ ”Survivor,” the natives are getting restless. On day 21, ”Survivor”’s khaki-tastic host Jeff Probst faced off against an opponent with more venom than outback Überbitch (and current Playboy cover girl) Jerri Manthey. ”I got stung by a scorpion,” Probst confesses to Entertainment Weekly via e-mail. ”Fortunately, the bite was a bit lower on the body. He crawled right up my boot and planted one on my Achilles’ heel. He was about an inch and a half long and stung like a motherf—er.” Call him a masochist, but the ever-earnest Probst (who will return to prime time when ”Survivor 3” debuts in October) admits that he kinda likes the pain. ”’Survivor 1,’ I was stung in the nether regions by a jellyfish. During ‘Survivor 2,’ I peed on an electric fence and it sent a shock back to the point of origin. Now I feel authentic.”

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