Jackass star Bam Margera has reportedly been hospitalized, according to a report shared by TMZ. The stuntman is currently being treated for what is being characterized as “a very serious case of pneumonia.”
According to sources who spoke with TMZ, Bam Margera was hospitalized earlier this week in San Diego. While he was in the hospital, he reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on a ventilator to help him breathe. His condition is said to be stable at this time, though he remains in the intensive care unit.
Bam‘s year has been defined by his rocky journey in and out of rehab after completing a treatment program for drug and alcohol abuse.
Many people close to Bam were concerned for him since he never completed his court order, and he’s been seen him partying it up in Atlanta in September and hitting Las Vegas the following month.
In August, Margera‘s family issued a statement of concern to the public after a “Free Bam” movement had started on social media. The family shared that they believed he had been placed in a conservatorship against his will.
“Despite rumors, Bam has never been in a conservatorship but rather a temporary healthcare guardianship for reasons not shared with the public. If Bam chooses to speak to this, he will when he is ready. The ‘Free Bam’ theorists have encouraged his exit from treatment, despite their lacking knowledge of the details, his health and well-being,” stated the family, adding, “We kindly ask you to respect the process and our family. As our extended family, we ask you to support Bam in his recovery, to stay on track and wish him well with his sobriety.” Since that time, Margera has been spotted partying in Atlanta and Las Vegas.