Bam Margera Enters Rehab For The Third Time

By Kelly Burch 01/04/19

Margaret's last went to rehab in early 2018 after a DUI arrest in California.

Bam Margera Enters Rehab For The Third Time

Former Jackass star Bam Margera is going to rehab for alcoholism again, just as he did this time last year after being arrested for a DUI. 

“Off to alcohol rehab for the 3rd time. I am hoping the term 3rd time is a charm is true,” Margera wrote on his Instagram account on Tuesday (Jan. 1).

Last year, Margera also went to rehab in January after he was arrested for DUI in California. He received three months of probation for the charge. In August, Margera explained what happened when he was arrested

“Last fall, I attended a surprise Jackass reunion at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood where, as you can imagine, the beers flowed all night,” he said. “Long story short, as I drove away from the party, not knowing where I was headed, I pulled over to try and figure it out. That’s when I noticed the police lights behind me. I was like, ‘Fuck, I’m pulled over.’ As it turned out, the police had actually pulled someone else over right behind me, and then came to my car to see why I was just sitting there. So yeah, I had the pleasure of getting a DUI that night that led to my being in a treatment center for a month.”

After completing rehab Margera was reportedly sober for seven months until he was robbed in a taxi in Colombia. Margera recounted the incident in a video

“I just arrived in Cartagena alone and I took a taxi, a random one, from the airport to here and I wouldn’t speak Spanish, they couldn’t speak English, and they translated on their phone to read ‘empty your wallet’ as they put a gun on their lap to show it to me. So I did and I had 500 bucks. They let me go. Welcome to Colombia.”

At the end he’s seen cracking a beer. However, former colleague Steve-O said that he’s skeptical that Margera was sober until the robbery

“I mean, I don't know. And I don't want him to [feel like] I'm attacking him or calling him out, I just think that there were signs that, if he hadn't already drank, it was evident that he was going to,” Steve-O said. "The signs were there. I think if you're a sober alcoholic that you kind of can tell.”

Steve-O said there were signs that Margera wasn’t committed to a sober lifestyle. 

“When people are on the path, sort of doing the things that sober people do, it's evident,” he said. “It's evident that he's not been ready or willing to do the simple things that sober people do that make our lives really great. It's sad, and I wish that I could somehow force him to want to do these things and get healthy and have a great life, but it doesn't work that way. You can't push people into it.”

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Kelly Burch writes about addiction and mental health issues, particularly as they affect families. Follow her on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.