Hoo boy. Bam Margera has had a rough few weeks. And a rough year. Hell, it’s been a rough couple of decades for 43-year-old Bam, who’s been struggling with alcohol abuse since his early twenties. So, almost a month ago, Bam was arrested for public intoxication at a restaurant in Burbank after screaming at his estranged wife in front of their 5-year-old son. Woof. Then, on Sunday, things got even worse. That morning, Bam allegedly assaulted his brother, Jess Margera, at their family home in the Philly suburbs. He also allegedly threatened to kill his entire family. Jess called the cops, and Bam fled on foot into the woods. A warrant was issued for Bam’s arrest, but no one could find him. Until today, when TMZ reports that, after four days on the run, Bam surrendered to police to face four counts of terroristic threats, one assault charge, and a final count of harassment. Bam paid his $50,000 bail, is due back in court in May, and took to Instagram to claim his innocence, writing that he plans to evict his brother from “Castle Bam” and sue him for defamation. Did anyone else just hear a long, exhausted sigh coming from Pennsylvania? Probably Bam’s lawyers.
Former Jackass (and current asshole), Bam Margera, is having a banner (bammer?) 2023 when it comes to people being done with his constantly regenerating booger-scab antics. First, Steve-O said he’s bracing himself for Bam’s impending death after Bam drunkenly blew the opportunities he gave him to get back to work. Earlier this week, Priscilla Presley said she was already over Bam’s ass before even knowing him because of his (characteristic) misbehavior and lies. And now, according to TMZ, his wife, Nicole Boyd finally decided to file for legal separation.
Bam Margera has had a particularly chaotic run in his time in the “doing dumb shit” arena by doing so much dumb shit that he catapulted himself out of the Jackass category. Last we heard from him, he was court-ordered to attend rehab, left rehab and went on the run, and then went back to rehab. Since then, though, he’s been partying it up while emboldened by an ill-informed “Free Bam” movement. But, right now, Bam has no other choice than to slow down because he developed pneumonia that’s been further complicated by COVID and is on a ventilator in the hospital.
Johnny Knoxville has said that he’s done with doing crazy dangerous shit so Jackass Forever and Jackass 4.5, which were released in February and May, will be your last chance to see him endanger his life and get brain damage. Luckily there are still tons of people online who will lick toilets, play with plugs, or any other number of insanely stupid shit that will make you go: “…Why?” But if Johnny thinks he’s done with dangerous activities, he clearly isn’t aware that divorce is a full-contact sport, because he’s filed for divorce from his second wife, Naomi Nelson, after twelve years of marriage.
Yesterday, I posted about Bam Margera going missing after leaving a Florida rehab center that he was court-ordered to attend. Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief/un-clutch their enormous, chunky douchebro crucifixes; the Jackass star/skateboarder/nightmare of a son was located last night and has been safely taken back to rehab.
Usually, when I think of the Jackass guys, I think of watching their gross stunts with an amused kind of apprehension, with hands ready to cover my eyes as I waited for one of them to inevitably take a dump on someone or something. But for the past few years, Bam Margera has just been tough to watch, period, as he struggled with his addiction. He got kicked off of a flight for being drunk and asked Dr. Phil for help getting clean, said he was going to rehab but didn’t and got arrested for being drunk at a hotel, and then was involved in a lawsuit when Johnny Knoxville axed him from one of the Jackass movies for allegedly disobeying the “wellness agreement.” In concerning news, Bam has now been reported missing by a Florida rehab facility that he was court-ordered to attend.