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.
Bam Margera’s Estranged Wife Is Asking For $15,000 A Month In Child Support As He Goes Off About Not Seeing His Son
Since it looks like assaulting his brother and then running from the cops and drunkenly screaming at his estranged wife, Nikki Boyd, in public have proven ineffective in Bam Margera getting a chance to spend time with his and Nikki’s 5-year-old son, Phoenix; Bam has seemingly taken a new approach to get what he wants: taking to social media to rant about how his family drives him to drink and then threatening to “smoke crack with the bums down at the boardwalk until I’m dead” UNLESS Nikki delivers Phoenix to him immediately since he hasn’t seen his son in two months. It’s pretty doubtful this will work in Bam’s favor.
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.
Over the past few years, disappointingly, Bam Margera has traded wrecking shopping carts and April and Phil Margera’s home for wrecking his own second, third, and one-hundredth chances to turn his life around. At this point, every time former Jackass Bam’s photo appears above a post, people likely brace for the worst news, including his good friend Steve-O, who previously said he was done trying to set Bam straight and worries he’s going to die soon. He even somehow managed to vex Priscilla Presley. This time, Bam was arrested for public intoxication after causing a drunken scene inside a restaurant where his estranged wife and 5-year-old son were eating.
This past weekend, 36-year-old Amanda Bynes was scheduled to appear at ’90s Con in Connecticut. It would have been her first public appearance since she was freed from her nine-year conservatorship a year ago. In January, Amanda told People that she was excited to reunite with her All That cast mates and meet her fans. Unfortunately, her appearance was canceled at the last minute due to “illness.” Kel Mitchell of Kenan & Kel fame told ET that he and Kenan Thompson were “praying for her.” Now we know why Amanda pulled out. TMZ reports she suffered a psychotic break over the weekend and has been placed on a psychiatric hold.
Bam Margera has battled mental health and addiction issues for a long time. The last year has been an especially dark one for the 43-year-old Jackass star: he was in and out of court-ordered rehab, relapsed big time after being egged on by fans who mistakenly thought he was under a conservatorship and was hospitalized on a ventilator after an unfortunate pneumonia/COVID one-two punch in December. Later, Bam revealed he was pronounced dead in the hospital but managed to recover. Then, last month, Steve-O announced he’d thrown Bam a bone and hired him as the opening act for nine dates on his comedy tour. Over the last couple of weeks, both men have been posting selfies together, and things looked like they were going well. Until a couple days ago, that is. Yahoo! reports that 48-year-old Steve-O called out Bam on Instagram, revealing this his buddy is still getting loaded and won’t choose recovery. Warning: SAD.