Bam Margera Shares Update From Rehab: "I'm 39 Years Old, the Party Is Over" | Revolver

Bam Margera Shares Update From Rehab: "I'm 39 Years Old, the Party Is Over"

Former 'Jackass' star gets vulnerable about recent struggles in sobriety
bam margera 2018 HENDRIKX, Eric Hendrikx
Bam Margera, 2018
photograph by Eric Hendrikx

Last August, Bam Margera of Jackass and Viva La Bam fame caught up with Revolver fresh after a stint in a treatment facility necessitated by the star's DUI arrest following a celebration at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood. His newfound sobriety seemingly came to an end later that same month when Margera posted an Instagram video showing himself opening a beer while recounting a tale in which he got robbed in Cartagena, Colombia. 

As of yesterday, it appears the star is back on the straight and narrow. Margera shared an update via Instagram in the form of a handwritten letter to fans. "Dear Cocksuckers," he quips, "I have spent enough time grieving over Ryan Dunn through alcohol. I'm 39 years old, the party is over. I don't plan on drinking anymore. I have wasted too much time at the bar and all my friends who needed decades of help are now sober. I would like to join the sober parade." 

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Writing is one thing to do in rehab

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Margera goes on to boast that he experienced zero days of detox, as compared to many others' different paths to getting clean, and lets folks know he's committed to seeing it through even if that means some big life changes ahead: "I am sick of people always thinking I'm drunk, crazy or fucked up. So if you plan on calling me to tell me that, you can go fuck yourself instead. I'm not going to suck anyone's dick to stay on Element  [the skateboard company that prints signature Bam decks] and or prove that I am sober. I am sober." He closes out in typical sarcastic style, saying "Plant a tree or go bite the big one, every day is Earth day!"


Margera seems to be on a bit of a sharing spree, throwing up several other posts in the ensuing hours including another letter he captioned "Thoughts and a pen is all I got" before listing the difficulties he's having in rehab. Not seeing his wife and child, not being allowed to use the workout facility, and being banned from using his phone are among the challenges the defiant Margera cites in this list, as seen below. 

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Thoughts and a pen is all I got

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Posts since then have rolled in, ranging from vintage footage of stunts pulled over the years on camera to a picture of Margera and his wife captioned "Missing a wikki b." He seems to be creatively inspired with his newfound sober time as well, sharing with the world some art he's made in the facility and jewelry he claims to be collaborating on with friends from Estonia.