Bam Margera's Family Reportedly Admits Star Into Treatment Facility

By Beth Leipholtz 03/18/19

After a series of irate videos hit the internet, family members are reportedly helping the Jackass star receive mental health treatment. 

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Bam Margera at a skateboard show.
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After a 10-day stint in treatment earlier this year, family and friends have now reportedly committed former Jackass star Bam Margera into a behavioral health facility. 

Concerns about Margera, a professional skateboarder and TV personality, stemmed from recent Instagram videos in which he ranted about his wife, Nicole Boyd, the Philly Voice reports. The videos have now been removed from his account.

Then, according to the Philly Voice, another video came to light of Margera threatening his manager and refusing to attend his appearance at a comedy club in New York.  

TMZ reports that in addition to a drinking problem, family and friends believe Margera may have a personality disorder as well. 

Earlier this week, Margera’s sister-in-law Kelly Margera posted on Instagram asking for prayers and support during this time. Margera’s wife also shared the post. 

"Addiction is a scary and complicated disease. A family disease," Kelly’s post reads. "Giving and receiving help is a process that is not always easy to navigate. What our family needs right now are not your words, opinions, IG comments and Facebook shares. We need your prayers, prayer is a powerful thing, and until you’ve walked in our shoes on this journey with us, you have no idea."

Margera has been to treatment three times previously, according to Pop Culture. In the past, he has talked about the death of his friend and fellow "Jackass," Ryan Dunn, and how that has played a role in his drinking.

“I have spent enough time grieving over Ryan Dunn through alcohol,” Margera previously stated. “I’m 39 years old, the party is over. I don't plan on drinking anymore. I have wasted too much time at the bad and all my friends who needed decades of help are now all sober. I would like to join the sober parade.”

Margera has reportedly been sober on and off, and even shared a video of himself completing seven months of sobriety at one point, Pop Culture reports.  

As Margera enters treatment this time around, two of his previous co-stars on Jackass, Brandon Novak and Steve-O, are celebrating milestones in their own recoveries. Both have struggled with substance use disorder. 

Novak attended inpatient treatment 13 times before getting sober, Philly Voice reports. Recently, he spoke at a drug court graduation. 

Steve-O celebrated 11 years of sobriety on Sunday, March 10, and commemorated the occasion on Instagram.

“Eleven years clean and sober today, and I couldn’t be more grateful... Thanks to everyone who wished me a 'happy birthday'!” his post read. 

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Beth is a Minnesota girl who got sober at age 20. By day she is a website designer, and in her spare time she enjoys writing about recovery at www.lifetobecontinued.com, doing graphic design and spending time with her boyfriend and three dogs. Find Beth on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

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