TV character and former professional skateboarder Bam Margera, identified for the “Jackass” franchise, was hospitalized this week with problems associated to COVID-19, TMZ reported on Friday.
Margera was hospitalized earlier this week with pneumonia and later examined optimistic for COVID-19, TMZ mentioned in a report. He was positioned on a ventilator and remained within the intensive-care unit at a San Diego hospital.
Margera has beforehand been open about his well being points and his habit to alcohol, which intensified following the loss of life of his “Jackass” co-star Ryan Dunn. Dunn died in 2011 in a DUI automotive crash.
“But then I just reached a point where drinking got really old,” Margera advised Folks in 2017. “I just looked at the big picture, like, ‘What am I doing? I’m not doing anything, just sitting in a bar in Westchester cracking jokes with the locals.’ So I stopped.”
During the last a number of years, Margera has been out and in of Florida rehabilitation services for his alcohol habit. Throughout a latest court-ordered keep, he fled he facility a number of occasions. He entered a brand new rehab program this previous September, TMZ reported.
Margera was fired from the making of the 2022 movie “Jackass Forever.”
“It’s really heartbreaking,” longtime “Jackass” co-star Johnny Knoxville advised Selection after Margera’s firing. “I love Bam. We all love Bam. He’s our brother, you know? You just hope that he takes it upon himself to get the help that he needs, because we all care about him a lot.”
Margera then sued Paramount Photos, MTV Networks, sequence co-creators Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze and others, alleging he was discriminated in opposition to and unfairly fired from “Jackass Forever” in order that the studios and producers might steal the film franchise. He later dropped the swimsuit.
Beginning within the early Nineties, Margera discovered success as a professional skateboarder. His skating led to main sponsorships comparable to Volcom and Ingredient Skateboards. He was featured as a playable character within the fashionable “Tony Hawk” online game sequence.
Margera’s fame grew with MTV’s “Jackass” sequence, a actuality comedy present the place solid members carried out stunts and pulled pranks on one another. The sequence led to Bam’s personal MTV spinoff, “Viva La Bam,” in addition to a number of function movies, a lot of which Margera co-wrote and co-produced.