A self-proclaimed “Urprankster,” Bam Margera entertained millions around the world with his daredevil stunts.
But in recent years, away from the small screen, the 43-year-old Jackass legend has battled dangerous addictions and personal struggles.
It was reported on Friday that Margera – one of the founding members of Jackass when it became a hit in 2000 – is currently fighting for his life on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid.
The former pro skateboarder is said to be suffering from pneumonia and was hospitalized in San Diego earlier this week.
Doctors decided to put him on a ventilator in intensive care after he tested positive for the virus, according to TMZ.
He is said to be in stable condition and under the care of medical professionals.
But the Jackass graduate has already been in rehab this year and has faced a very public battle with addiction.
He has also had a series of clashes with law enforcement.
Bam reportedly went missing in June after allegedly fleeing his court-ordered rehab center.
Sources close to the stunt performer told TMZ that he “remained in the sober living facility after a recent argument with his wife.”
And it wasn’t the first time police have been forced to search for Bam, as he reportedly fled a rehabilitation center on June 13 days earlier.
The Jackass actor was ordered by the court to remain at the facility but left the property after being “dissatisfied” with the place and its services.
In October last year, it was alleged that Bam first entered a rehab center after he “attacked a woman and ruptured her breast implant” while intoxicated with cocaine.
However, a Bam representative later issued a rebuttal to the allegations, denying the entire report as “defamatory”.
He also made headlines last year after claiming he was “fired” from the latest film in the Jackass franchise.
Fans were shocked when Bam didn’t appear in the Jackass Forever trailer.
He took to Instagram at the time and claimed his co-stars and friends treated him badly.
“My family – Jackass – betrayed me, rejected me, abandoned me,” Bam said.
According to TMZ, Bam, who told fans last February that he was getting “help for manic bipolar disorder,” said, “If someone cares about me, don’t go to their movie.”
He also asked fans to send him money with Venmo so he could “blow them out of the water.”
The film’s director, Jeff Tremaine, then won a restraining order against Margera in June 2021 after alleging that he had threatened him and his family.
The following month, The US Sun reported exclusively that Margera sued the Hollywood studio behind the film, claiming he was fired so they could steal his share.
And in May of this year, Bam was seriously injured when he was in a skateboarding accident that fractured both his wrists and one elbow.
He reportedly went to a skateboard park across the street during the 30-minute break in his meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous.
This accident happened a year after he was hospitalized for an infection.
The day before he shared this news, he shocked fans by videotaping a disturbing fight with his wife Nicole Boyd outside a sex shop.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/6879339/jackass-bam-margeras-addiction-ventilator/ Inside Jackass star Bam Margera struggles from addiction to custody battle as he ‘puts on a ventilator’