Bam Margera Has Been Placed On A 5150 Hold

June 5, 2023 / Posted by:

Today in “Sad but Inevitable“, TMZ reports that Bam Margera has been placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold in L.A. The news comes a few days after 43-year-old Bam went on an Instagram rant where he blamed his troubles on his family and estranged wife Nikki Boyd. Yesterday, Bam’s brother, Jess Margera, took to Twitter to ask if anyone had any info about Bam’s whereabouts. Apparently, early that morning, Bam had texted his family, telling them he was “at peace” and had taken “enough pills to stop his heart.” Later that day, law enforcement located Bam by tracking his phone, and a psych eval team determined he needed to be 5150-ed.

Here are Jess’ very sad tweets from yesterday:

Cops found Bam at Danny Trejo’s taco joint, Trejo’s Tacos. Based on his “erratic speech and behavior” and the suicidal threats, they called in a psychiatric evaluation team, who 5150-ed him. TMZ says Bam was taken to a mental health facility, where, by law, he can be held for 72 hours.

In his Instagram rant from last week, Bam threatened to smoke crack until he dies if he doesn’t get to see his 5-year-old son, Phoenix (um… I dunno if that’s gonna look so great in their custody battle). But then, on Friday, a day after the rant, Jess tweeted that he heard Bam may be willing to go to treatment (again):

Obviously, things didn’t pan out as Bam’s family had hoped. But at least he’s safe for the time being. Well, maybe. Even though authorities can technically keep him under their control for 72 hours, TMZ isn’t sure if Bam is still at the mental health facility. I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to Bam’s Instagram to see if he posts any more disturbing videos. Fingers crossed for radio silence!

Pic: Instagram

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