Bam Margera Asks Dr. Phil for Help: 'My Family Is in Shambles'

The 'Jackass' and 'Viva La Bam' star has shared a series of Instagram videos in recent days detailing his current situation and urging a Phil intervention.


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Bam Margera has been on a public campaign to attain the televised services of Dr. Phil, telling fans in a series of Instagram uploads that the talk show personality is "the only person on the planet" he believes.

"Dr. Phil, I need your help in a big, big way," Margera said in one of the clips. "My family is in shambles. It's been worse than it's ever been, ever." From there, Margera lays out his issues with wife Nikki, his mother (a Jackass fan favorite), and CKY-affiliated skateboarder Brandon Novak.

"I have an 18-month son and he's the best and I love him to death, and Nikki knows that," he said. "And if we separate, I know she's gonna use him as fucking bait and I ain't playing that fucking game. So you can have him."

Margera went on to say he's seen 28 doctors and been to four different rehabs, suggesting he's not found success with any of them. He also said he's disowned his mother, pointing to her reaction to a recent near-death experience.

In subsequent posts, Margera said the Dr. Phil team had been in touch. In one clip shared early Monday, Margera filmed himself going through TSA with an alleged $17,000 in loose cash.

As TMZ reports, Magera's messages have been heard loud and clear from Dr. Phil and his team. Sources close to the show have explained that he agreed to meet with Bam for a 1-on-1 session shot in a green room, with zero studio audience. 

Steve-O, who notably worked with Margera on the Jackass franchise, slid into the comments of a previous Margera Instagram post with some advice of his own. Noting that there's "zero mystery" with regards to the solutions to drug addiction and alcoholism, Steve-O pointed to his sobriety as proof that such a life change is not "boring."

Steve-O being a good friend by trying to help Bam Margera while he’s still having a live mental breakdown on social media.

— Opie (@AyoCarl) August 4, 2019

Novak also offered a response, urging Margera to listen to his friends.

Me, too. Bam called out Steve-O, Novak, and several others for trying to force him into rehab, and they responded with this last night. They are true friends who just want him to get better.

— Angela Nicole Chu 💚🥰 (@TheAngieChu) August 4, 2019

Over the weekend, TMZ reported that Margera had been barred from taking a Southwest flight for allegedly being intoxicated. According The Blast, Margera did in fact meet with Dr. Phil, and agreed to go to rehab after their interview. Margera also took to Instagram, where he posted about his time with Dr. Phil, calling him "the greatest."


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