Where is Bam Margera Now? Why Was Bam Margera Not in Jackass 4 (Jackass Forever)? – Because of his great contribution to the ‘Jackass‘ franchise, Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera has been synonymous with skateboarding, stunts, and anarchy since the early 2000s. His positive showmanship has reportedly been harmed by his personal troubles in recent years, leading to his dismissal from the weird yet entertaining crew he’d practically co-founded.
Many of Bam’s admirers are naturally puzzled as to why the television personality and filmmaker were absent from ‘Jackass Forever’ (Jackass 4) and hence from the B-Roll ‘Jackass 4.5.’ So, let’s find out exactly what happened, as well as what the original prankster has been up to these days.
Bam Margera, Who is He?
Brandon “Bam” Margera, a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, began shooting short movies of himself and his buddies performing feats while skating when he was just a teenager. He had no idea that this would lead to the ‘Camp Kill Yourself’ (‘CKY’) series, which, with the help of director/producer Jeff Tremaine, would eventually lead to ‘Jackass.’
Bam rose to notoriety; as a result, leading to the creation of spin-off shows such as ‘Viva La Bam,’ ‘Bam’s Unholy Union,’ ‘Bam’s World Domination,’ and ‘Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show,’ as well as comedy films like ‘Haggard.’
However, it appeared that being one of the most well-known pop culture celebrities in front of the cameras wasn’t enough for Bam, as he went on to seek a few side jobs. Bam did it all; from getting lucrative brand partnerships to working as a radio host and music video director to developing his own line of products, he did it all.
Unfortunately, his celebrity and circumstances put him under pressure, which manifested itself in drunkenness and other self-destructive tendencies. In 2017, Bam told The Philadelphia Inquirer, “It took me four beers to even feel normal.” “People go to rehab because they have lost their jobs and their marriages due to their drinking habits.”
My job is to do stupid things, and the more Crown Royal shots I take, the braver I become. I was compensated because I drank.” Due to his stated substance troubles, the stunt performer acquired bulimia in the early 2000s, which he revealed the same year.
It was later revealed that Bam had turned to alcohol to cope with the death of his friend and ‘Jackass’ series co-star Ryan Dunn in a terrible vehicle accident in June 2011. Bam claims to have been “largely sober” since the mid-2010s, but he has had many relapses in his quest to stay clean. Let’s take a look at how he’s doing today, shall we?
What Happened to Barn Margera and Where Is He Now?
Barn Margera appears to be a year sober in every way, shape, and form after at least four stays in rehab. He posted a photo on Instagram in May 2022 with the remark “ONE YEAR of treatment!” He’s still happily married to Nicole “Nikki” Margera (since 2013), with whom he shares a kid named Phoenix Wolf (born in 2017). Bam appears to be adamant about not letting anyone or anything, even his manic bipolar disease, get in the way of his long-term recovery.
Regardless, due to his expulsion from the series, Bam had a falling out with his ‘Jackass’ co-star Johnny Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine in 2021. Before he could film the fourth instalment, he was reportedly had to submit to random drug testing, attend treatment, and follow a medicine regimen. They had no choice but to let Bam go when he refused.
After that, the skateboarder went on a terrible (since-deleted) Instagram rage, stating that the two men he trusted the most had betrayed him. However, it was Jeff who was given a three-year restraining order against Bam in June 2021, mandating him to stop all communication and stay at least 100 yards away from him and his family. That’s because, in a series of rage-filled communications, the latter allegedly threatened not only the director but also his children.
“I’m going to murder you in one motherf**king punch,” one said, while another said, “Look at your children and take your wallet and write a check. If you are selfish and cheap, look at your children again.” Bam filed a wrongful termination case two months after the order, but it was dismissed in April 2022 after the parties reached an agreement.
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