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09th Jun 2023

Bam Margera shares photos of himself detoxing in hospital bed with Lamar Odom

Steve Hopkins

Bam recently sparked fears for his life after going on the run

Bam Margera has shared photos from his hospital bed after he went missing recently after threatening to “smoke crack” until he dies.

The former Jackass star sparked an urgent appeal after he posted a now-deleted Instagram video in which he attacked his ex-wife Nikki Boyd for not letting him see his son Phoenix and threatened to harm himself through drug abuse.

The 43-year-old then went missing, prompting his brother, Jess, to appeal for help to find him.

Writing on Twitter, he said he feared time was running out, saying: “If anyone in the LA area knows of Bams [sic] current whereabouts or a hotel he might be at please call the LAPD immediately.

“I am trying to get them to ping his phone but as usual it’s a huge process and I don’t think we have that kind of time.

“If you guys could retweet this that would be really cool of you. “Thanks for your help.”

Bam was later located, with Jess telling his followers his brother was found and “safe”.

“He texted me and my parents at 6am this morning saying he loves us he loves Phoenix and he is ‘at peace’ and that he took enough pills to stop his heart.

“And some really heartbreaking dark s**t. Thanks to everyone who shared info today.”

Bam, who has battled addiction for several years, has since been taken to hospital to begin his recovery.

TMZ reported that Bam was discharged from a psych hold on Wednesday and was immediately put in a detox facility.

Photos have since been shared of him lying in bed with former NBA player and recovering addict, Lamar Odom – who runs the rehab centre where he is being cared for – by his bedside.

Another photo is a selfie of Bam lying in his bed.

TMZ reported that after detox, the plan is for Odom to get Bam into a rehab facility for further care.

Odom previously told the outlet that he would “reach out my hand to him” and help Bam get into his facility, which the former stuntman accepted in a video.

In 2015, Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel after overdosing on what he later described as an “unholy concoction of cocaine, cognac and cannabis”. He was taken to hospital where doctors told his family and friends to prepare for his death.

Jess recently revealed he was considering legal action against Bam for attacking him, but later rolled back much of that statement to express his sadness at his brother’s condition.

In an Instagram post, he wrote: “I hope none of you have to hurt as much as me right now.

“He is dying, and there is nothing I can do about it.”

He later tweeted that he might have permanent hearing damage from “bams [sic] desperate lame ass little attack while I was making coffee” and that if that is the case he will sue Bam for the income his band would miss out on from its upcoming tour.

He then went back on the threat when Bam agreed to get help, writing: “Ok I officially retract all my recent sh*t talk and tough love, rumour has it Bam finally said enough is enough and agreed to go to treatment, if that is the case I am extremely proud of him.”

Bam has had a number of run-ins with police in recent years and had been in and out of rehab.

He is one of the founders of the original Jackass crew, featuring Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville, Bam, Ryan Dunn, and other pranksters.

Bamalso had his own spin-off Viva La Bam.

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