Eh, I don't think he did it to himself, I just think he has issues. Just like I don't think that that bastard at McDonalds who burned himself intentionally did it, I think it just happened and the person was a dumbshit and sued.
Or that guy who saw some other guy on Fear Factor eat a live rat or something and the guy like, flipped out, went screaming throughout his house, tore out his own hair, slammed his head repeatedly into a wall, and passed out in the bathroom. I don't feel like this was a fake, I just feel like that person had some deep rooted issues that were gonna come out one way or another, just because they're fucking retards. The money factor is just how they make them feel better about their insanity.