Bam Margera, star of Jackass, is reportedly in the hospital suffering from pneumonia. The 43-year-old, according to TMZ on Friday, tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital earlier this week. His condition is stable, but he has been put on a ventilator and is in the ICU. After being put on a court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment program for drug abuse this year, Margera has struggled with mental health issues. Over the summer, the former skateboarder attempted to escape rehab twice after being diagnosed with manic bipolar disorder in 2019. Bam Margera’s treatment program has been restructured by a judge and no longer requires him to reside in an inpatient facility, according to TMZ.
Bam Margera has been hospitalized after contracting pneumonia, is currently on a ventilator as he continues to undergo treatment for his condition. TMZ reports that the Jackass star has been diagnosed with “a very serious case of pneumonia,” has tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/7Y47gW1IEz
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However, he still had to go to classes and continue seeing a psychiatrist, according to reports. A number of people close to Bam Margera have expressed concern about his well-being since his court order was never completed, TMZ reported on Friday. Following his temporary healthcare guardianship in August, Bam’s family posted an Instagram statement addressing his troubles. Several rumours claimed Margera’s family forced him to enter the facility, leading his fans to launch the Free Bam Movement. Additionally, Jackass 3D’s star sued Paramount over Jackass Forever’s credits. His name was featured in the 45th position among 49 names in the archive footage during the credits. His contract was terminated due to his alcohol addiction.
Jackass Star Bam Margera Hospitalized And Reportedly Placed On Ventilator In ICU
As he continues to undergo treatment for his condition, Bam Margera is currently on a ventilator after contracting pneumonia. According to TMZ, the Jackass star has been diagnosed with pneumonia and has also tested positive for COVID-19. Bam Margera was initially diagnosed with the virus at a San Diego hospital earlier this week, according to TMZ. Due to the severity of his illness, the reality star was placed on a ventilator and treated in the intensive care unit. He has spent both of the past two years in rehab and fled both facilities, only to return later for treatment. Bam Margera’s hospitalization comes in the middle of a tough year for him. A family intervention was staged by Margera’s family in June to help him seek treatment for his addictions. Bam Margera’s struggle with drugs and alcohol has been public for years.
After Margera was appointed a temporary healthcare guardian, his brother and mother updated fans on his treatment on Instagram. Viva La Bam is the MTV reality show created by Bam Margera, known for his performances in the Jackass films. Later, he appeared on the reality series Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn on VH1. Despite testing positive for Adderall while filming Jackass Forever, Bam Margera has received open support from his former Jackass co-star Johnny Knoxville. Variety quoted Knoxville as saying, What it boils down to is I love Bam. He added that he still loves Bam Margera. As you know, a lot has happened. It is all that I want for him and for his family that he gets well. My heart goes out to him, and I hope he stays well.