Bam Margera Reveals How He Overcame Bulimia And Alcoholism
“Jackass” debuted on MTV on October 1, 2000, and since then Bam Margera has had a wild ride of magnificent highs and gut-wrenching lows. Vice’s website Munchies interviewed the reality star and Margera revealed his struggle with eating disorders, alcoholism that included years of Margera mourning the death of his best friend Ryan Dunn’s death by sitting alone in his basement drinking vodka and Riptide Rush-flavored Gatorade, skateboarding, and eating frozen pizza.
Bam revealed his daily drinking habits during the darkest times of his life:
At its worst, I would probably just wake up around 11 AM and instantly start drinking vodka and purple Gatorade; by the end of the night, I would probably have ten pints worth of it. It was pretty bad. It was weird, because there would be times where I would go on a three-day bender of drinking and then five days of not drinking. When that five days ended, I would go on a two-day bender.
Anything with alcohol in it was Margera’s drink of choice:
No, it could be a red wine bender, it could be a vodka bender, a beer bender, Jack and coke. I don’t really have a favorite drink. I just liked getting drunk. I never thought beer was delicious, you know?