AceShowbiz - Steve-O's last-ditch effort to help Bam Margera has apparently fallen through. The stunt performer, born Stephen Gilchrist Glover, has basically declared his troubled "Jackass" co-star is unsalvageable in a since-deleted rant.
Bam has been on the road with Steve-O, opening for the latter on the first leg of his "The Bucket List Tour". Bam even brought his son Phoenix onstage with him at one of the stops and they have posted their pictures together on their social media accounts.
For some reason, while seemingly wanting to show his appreciation for Steve-O, Bam made a scathing remark about another of their co-stars, Johnny Knoxville. Earlier this week, he posted on his unverified Instagram account a picture of him standing between Johnny and Steve-O. In the caption, he wrote, "One arm is a best friend who had my f**king back all along, another arm is a poser. A pro creation thief."
Bam also trashed Jeff Tremaine, the director of "Jackass". "If Jeff tremaine was in this photo, he would be to greedy to fit. F**k jeff. Remember I tattooed that on me long ago jeff? It's because I knew who you were all along," he added, before giving a shout-out to Steve-O, "@steveo much love and respect."
His post apparently prompted Steve-O to unload on Bam. He wrote in the since-deleted comment, "Bam, last night you had your five year old son with you on stage at my show, and you were blessed with the chance to spend another day or two with him - then as soon as you left my show, you stayed up all night getting loaded enough to think it was a good idea to post more vile nonsense like this. I hope you understand how awful that is."
"You say you want to have a relationship with your son, but your actions guarantee the exact opposite will happen. I brought you on tour with me in hopes that I could get you to see what's possible for you if you choose recovery," he continued.
The 48-year-old said he's done trying to help Bam and he's prepared to hear the worst. "I've tired [sic] everything I can, but I can't force you to get honest and do the work of recovery," so he warned his friend.
"I wish you could know how much I've hated feeling braced for news of your death, but you're making it clear that I have no other choice," he said, before concluding his rant. "You're dying, brother, and it sucks that I can't do anything to save you."
Bam has been in and out of rehab since 2015. Earlier this year, he opened up about his brush with death when he was hospitalized due to COVID-19 and pneumonia in late 2022. "I basically was pronounced dead on December 8th, did not know that I had like gnarly Covid, my body was shutting down and I went into four seizures," he said on "Steve-O's Wild Ride!" podcast.
"My body was shutting down and I went into four seizures, each one lasting 10 to 20 minutes and on the fourth one, I bit my tongue so hard, it was nearly falling off," Bam further recalled. "It was swollen and puffy and wouldn't fit in my mouth and I was drinking infected blood, which gave me pneumonia as well."
Bam then went into a fifth seizure and couldn't breathe without a tube, causing him to remain on life support at the ICU at a San Diego hospital for 10 days. "So when the shaman took me to the hospital I went on my fifth seizure, I couldn't breathe without a tube down my throat," he added. Bam woke up five days later thinking he had only been in the hospital for a couple of hours.