Bam Margera was fired from the cast of Jackass 4, and he’s still not okay with the situation. He recently took some serious shots at Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine as he accused them of betraying him.
Steve-O was quick to come to Knoxville and Tremaine’s defense. They were the two who arranged the intervention that helped him turn things around. Knoxville hopes that Margera can turn his life around as well.
GQ recently spoke to Johnny Knoxville where the Bad Grandpa star went into Margera’s situation. He said how difficult the circumstance is and it’s heartbreaking losing Ryan Dunn, but he has also seen Steve-O turn his life around. All he hopes is that Bam can be happy and get healthy again after getting the help he needs.
“It’s difficult when your friends are… It was heartbreaking, losing Ryan. And it was tough when Steve-O was going off the rails. But he has completely, completely turned his life around and is doing just—I mean, he’s doing terrific. He’s a different, different man.”
“I think each of us was responsible for his own actions. And when someone’s struggling, everyone tries to help that person. And at the end of the day, that person has to want help. Sometimes they don’t. Yet.”
“We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs. We tried to push that along. I think that’s all I really want to say about it.”
In 2011, Dunn and Zachary Hartwell, a production assistant on Jackass Number Two, were involved in a fatal car accident. Dunn was driving far too fast and it is believed he was intoxicated at the time. That loss affected the entire Jackass crew in a big way, especially Bam Margera.
Hopefully, Margera has much better days ahead to look forward to. We’re sending out our best from everyone here at Thirsty.
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