JOHNNY KNOXVILLE suffers constant assaults at the hands of over-enthusiastic Jackass fans because they truly believe he loves to get hurt.

The Dukes of Hazzard actor contracted numerous injuries on set of the MTV show, including multiple concussions, a sprained ankle and a recurring back injury but he thought his days of pain would end after the final series aired.

The actor admits his masochistic antics are responsible for the confusion and is willing to humour female fans - but he warns men who attack him, they will have to face the consequences.

He says, "People sometimes get physical because of Jackass. They think that I like that.

"Girls will come up and burn me with a cigarette or a lighter. I have burns up and down my arms.

"I've had a girl come up and go, 'Oh, I love your show!' and just rear back and hit me right in the mouth. With girls you just go, 'Heh, yeah.'"

"But guys try that and it's like, 'OK, here we go!'"