Steve-O Discusses Bam Margera's Recent Relapse

By Bryan Le 08/27/18

Margera was allegedly seven months sober prior to cracking open a beer following a traumatizing mugging, but Steve-O doesn’t buy it.

Bam Margera in 2017 with skateboard.
Margera supposedly broke seven months of sobriety after being mugged. Photo via Nikki Margera/Wikimedia

Jackass alum, Steve-O, sat down for an interview with TooFab where he weighed in on a recent Instagram post by former Jackass co-star, Bam Margera.

In a recent post, Margera shared that he had been robbed of $500 during a taxi ride from the airport to Cartagena, Colombia. He then cracks open a bottle of Club Colombia beer with one hand, though the latter part seems to have been removed.

Bam’s act was significant as it marked the end of seven months of sobriety, which came hard won after being charged with a DUI in January and being sent to rehab by the courts.

However, Steve-O seems to believe that Margera had already broken his sobriety prior to the robbery. “I guess. I don't know that that's the case, but perhaps,” Steve-O said in regards to the alleged seven-month timeframe.

Steve-O was at first hesitant to expand on what he meant by the statement, but ended up explaining himself.

“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 explained. "The signs were there. I think if you're a sober alcoholic that you kind of can tell."

Steve-O seemed to believe Margera wasn’t ready for sobriety.

“When people are on the path, sort of doing the things that sober people do, it's evident,” he exanded. “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.”

Speaking with 10 years of sobriety, Steve-O said that even if Margera resorted to drinking because of the robbery, it’s still a poor decision.

“Let's say he did get drunk because of being robbed—we call that the philosophy of a man who having a headache hits himself in the head with a hammer so that he cannot feel the ache,” Steve-O explained. “Way to go. Now you got two problems.”

Margera has long struggled with alcoholism. He recently tried to get healthy by taking a long trip and isolating himself, but ended up falling off the wagon.

“I think the catalyst was when I stepped on a scale after a fucking drinking bender and I was 230 pounds. So I flew myself to Estonia, to the middle of the fucking woods in a log cabin for six months. I was on a full-blown Rocky Balboa mission to hike and bike and get myself in shape just to be able to skate,” Margera said.

However, in January Margera got the DUI that landed him in rehab.

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Bryan Le grew up in the 90's, so the Internet is practically his third parent. This combined with a love for journalism led him to The Fix. When he isn't fulfilling his duties as Editorial Coordinator, he's obsessing over fancy keyboards he can't justify buying. Find Bryan on LinkedIn or Twitter