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Steve-O Offers Advice As Bam Margera Checks Into Rehab

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Steve-O Offers Advice As Bam Margera Checks Into Rehab

Jackass star Steve-O has offered some advice after his friend Bam Margera entered a California rehab facility.

Steve-O, real name Stephen Gilchrist Glover, has had his own well-documented battles with addiction and told TMZ that he believes Bam has what it takes to kick his alcoholism, but warned that he must stick to the steps of sobriety.

Speaking to TMZ, Steve-O said: "Rehab is like a gym. Just because you've got a gym membership doesn't mean you're going to get really fit. It just depends on what you do when you get there."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He also warned that there's no safe way for recovering alcoholics to have a relationship with alcohol. Saying: "I think the idea that with alcoholism you can sort of be doing better... there's just no shades of grey with it. You're either sober or you're loaded. You can't manage it."

Steve-O has been sober for almost a decade, so he knows what he's talking about.

Bam, on the other hand, has only just begun his journey to getting clean, entering a rehab facility on Friday. Sharing a post on Instagram, Bam wrote: "Thanks to @johnnyschillereff of element skateboards for checking me into alcohol rehab today. No phones here, see y'all soon."

Credit: Instagram/Bam Margera
Credit: Instagram/Bam Margera

The post has since been flooded with messages of support.

According to TMZ, Bam was arrested for DUI earlier this month. Speaking at the time, Bam's brother Jess, told Page Six: "He's with a friend out there and we're trying to see if he wants to go to rehab or anything. We're trying to help him from across the country."

Bam has previously spoken out about his struggles with addiction and bulimia. In an interview with Vice last year, he said: "At its worst, I would probably just wake up around 11am and instantly start drinking vodka and purple Gatorade.

"By the end of the night, I would probably have ten pints worth of it. It was pretty bad. It was weird, because there would be times where I would go on a three-day bender of drinking and then five days of not drinking. When that five days ended, I would go on a two-day bender."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He also talked about teaching himself to 'barf on command', saying: "Once I figured that out, it was all over, because whenever I felt like I ate too much or drank too much, I could just barf instantly on command without even putting my finger down my throat. If it was bread, I couldn't do it, but spaghetti easily. Spaghetti is really easy to throw up on command. Pizzas and subs were harder."

Sources: TMZ; Vice; Page Six

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Bam Margera, US News, Steve-O, Jackass

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