Jackass star Bam Margera has announced he has completed one year of alcohol rehabilitation.
Margera took to Instagram to make the announcement, captioning his achievement: “ONE YEAR of treatment!”
He outlined his pride on his Instagram Story in true Bam style, saying: “What’s up, it’s Bam Margera and I just got out of a year of treatment in Florida for alcohol, and now I’m back and ready to rock.”
TMZ reported that Bam will continue to attend outpatient treatment classes, living near the rehab centre in Boca Raton with his wife Nikki Boyd and son Phoenix.
Nikki and Phoenix had relocated near the treatment centre during Bam’s stay to allow Margera to live with his family while undergoing rehabilitation.
Bam praised his family on Instagram, saying: “In times of test, family is best.”
Boyd previously filed for custody of Phoenix in September, asking that Margera have monitored visitation rights.
Back in January 2021, Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine had fought to keep Margera in Jackass Forever, however, Paramount Pictures had regarded him as a liability due to his behaviour over the past few years.
In February 2021, Bam admitted to breaking his sobriety in several videos posted to Instagram while announcing he had been booted from the set.
Things proceeded to get ugly between Bam and the Jackass team with Tremaine filing a restraining order against Margera in May 2021 due to Margera’s harassment on Instagram.
In August, Margera filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Johnny Knoxville and Paramount Pictures.
He alleged that he was the victim of ‘inhumane, abusive and discriminatory treatment’ on the set of Jackass Forever.
According to TMZ, Bam recently reached a settlement and was happy with the outcome.
Margera appeared in one stunt of Jackass Forever, with co-star Johnny Knoxville revealing to Variety his disappointment that Bam wasn’t involved further.
He said: “We wanted him all throughout the movie, but unfortunately that’s not the way it worked out.
“It’s really heartbreaking. 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.”
It looks like Bam is well and truly on the up, with the former skateboarder now saying he plans to buy a home back in Southern California and has future plans to work with sober skaters.
Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy. Instagram/Bam Margera
Topics: Jackass, Bam Margera