Bam Margera Says He's Checking Into Rehab for the Third Time

The 'Jackass' star shared the news on Instagram Monday, nearly one year after his DUI arrest.

Bam Margera
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Bam Margera

Bam Margera is seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.

The professional skateboarder and former Jackass star shared the news in an Instagram on New Year's Eve night: "Off to alcohol rehab for the 3rd time," he captioned a photo of him and his 1-year-old son Phoenix Wolf. "I am hoping the term 3rd time is a charm is true."

Margera's announcement arrives nearly one year after he was busted for DUI in Los Angeles. Shortly after his arrest, the 39-year-old was admitted into a rehab facility in Los Angeles.

"He’s embarrassed by it. He’s mad at himself for being stupid," his mother, April, told Page Six in early 2018. "Now he just wants to pick up the pieces and move forward for himself and for his family."

Margera said he remained sober for most of 2018; however, he relapsed in August following a potentially fatal incident in Colombia.

"I just arrived in Cartagena alone and I took a taxi—a random one—from the airport to here," he said in 2018 video. "And I couldn't speak Spanish, they couldn't speak English, and they translated on their phone for me to read, 'Empty your wallet,' as they put a gun on their lap to show it to me. So I did, and I had $500. They let me go. That was weird. Welcome to Colombia!"

He then shared a video in which he was seen opening a bottle of beer. He captioned the clip: "Sober since January 10th, this is how you open a beer being alone, bored, and robbed."


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