A video has surfaced of Bam Margera partying after he fled rehab and sparked a desperate search for his whereabouts last week.
According to TMZ, who acquired the clip, Bam “met up with some folks at a sports bar Saturday in Pompano Beach and had a couple of alcoholic drinks” following his sudden exit from rehab, before reportedly asking to be taken to hospital for an injured wrist and heading to a strip club.
He then headed to a friend’s house, where he looks to have passed out briefly next to a few other rowdy partygoers before coming to again.
You can check out the video here.
Last month, Margera checked himself out of the Delray Beach sober living facility in Florida that he was attending as part of a court order. The stuntmen allegedly told the staff at the treatment centre that he wasn’t happy with the facility and planned to check into another.
Margera was found days later at a Delrey Beach hotel by police and a crisis intervention team who escorted him back to the same rehab centre he left.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, and Margera managed to escape the facility again. According to TMZ, he vanished at the end of last month and – he was reportedly spotted around 5:30pm on Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Florida, after leaving the LifeSkills residential facility without permission.
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The same publication then reported that Margera was found once again, and “voluntarily agreed to check in to a new rehab facility”.
TMZ also reported that the Jackass star was worried that he would never see his son again if he stayed in rehab, but that his ex-wife is encouraging him to continue the stint at the treatment centre.
Margera’s camp allegedly said that he insisted on seeing his 4-year-old son Phoenix, but was told he needed to get treatment before being allowed.
The incident comes after a string of troubles for the star after he filed a lawsuit against the producers of the forthcoming Jackass film, Jackass Forever, last year.
The suit, filed against Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, and Spike Jonze, saw Margera claim that in 2019, whilst receiving treatment at a rehab facility, Tremaine, Knoxville and Jonze “accosted him and coerced him” into signing a “Wellness Agreement.”
Margera alleges that The Wellness Agreement required him to blow into a breathalyzer three times a day, submit to a urinalysis twice a week, have his hair follicles tested regularly, and take medication every morning while on a FaceTime call with a doctor hired by Paramount.
According to the complaint, “Margera did not slip up. He followed the provisions of the Wellness Agreement to a tee, at great personal cost. Defendants’ treatment of Margera exacerbated his mental health issues and led to suicidal thoughts. But still, Margera persevered — only to have the rug pulled out from under him.”
Margera was reportedly fired from the project after “one of the numerous drug tests Margera was forced to submit to demonstrated that he was taking prescription Adderall. Defendants knew full well that Margera had to take Adderall to treat his attention deficit disorder. He had been on this medication for several years.”
Bam Magera has since settled his wrongful termination lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
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