'Jackass' Star Bam Margera Hospitalized With Pneumonia | Revolver

'Jackass' Star Bam Margera Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Stuntman is allegedly on a ventilator due to COVID-19 complications
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Bam Margera, 2018
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Jackass star Bam Margera has been hospitalized with pneumonia. According to TMZ, the 43-year-old stuntman is battling a serious respiratory infection that's been complicated by COVID-19. 

Sources privy to Margera's situation told TMZ that he was admitted to a San Diego hospital earlier this week, and that he tested positive while he was there, leading doctors to put him on a ventilator. He's allegedly been treated in the ICU, but his condition is reported to be stable. 

Margera hasn't had an easy go of it lately. After various stints in and out of rehab over the years, he claimed to have completed a one-year treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction earlier this year, but had also reportedly escaped from the facility and was discovered hanging out at bars.

Notably, Margera was not a major figure in this year's fourth installment of the Jackass film franchise, Jackass Forever. As his fellow cast member Steve-O made clear prior to the film's release, Margera's participation hinged on whether or not he'd dedicate himself to staying sober on set, and apparently, Margera was unable to abide by the guidelines he was presented with. 

We're wishing Margera a quick and healthy recovery from this hospital stay, and that 2023 is a good one for him.