Jackass star Bam Margera ‘on ventilator in pneumonia battle’ after rehab stints

Jackass star Bam Margera is reportedly fighting for his life and is on a ventilator in hospital after catching Covid-19.

The 43-year-old, who shot to fame as a member of the Jackass crew on MTV, is said to be battling pneumonia after he was admitted to a hospital earlier this week.

Bam – real name Brandon Cole Margera – reportedly later tested positive for coronavirus while under the care of doctors in San Diego, California.

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The stunt performer was one of the founders of the original Jackass crew, featuring Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville, Bam, Ryan Dunn, and other jokesters.

It comes following Bam’s recent trip to rehab this past year, following his battle with addiction.

In September, he opened up about spending a full year in rehab for an addiction to drink and drugs.

Bam told how he had been drinking heavily for 10 years, sometimes necking whiskey as soon as he woke up in the morning.

Despite having spells of being booze-free, whenever he hit the bottle again, he said things would unravel quickly.

Speaking to his old Jackass pal Steve-O on his Wild Ride podcast, Bam, 42, admitted it took him a while to accept that he had a problem, telling how he would "control himself" so he could function when drunk.

He said: “I wasn’t going out to bars and I wasn’t being a mess, so the fact I learned how to control behaving myself, but still being wasted, I felt like I had an excuse to say I’m better than I was.”

Steve-O, though, shot down his claims, telling him: "Bam, you didn't control s**t."

Bam, who has been in rehab several times since 2009, previously claimed he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

He said his most recent spell in treatment was for "Adderall and alcohol".

Adderall, a stimulant made up of amphetamines, is prescribed to help treat symptoms of ADHD.

The stint followed a particularly turbulent period for the star.

In February 2021 he claimed he'd been fired from the Jackass Forever movie midway through filming.

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