Bam Margera Permanently Fired From ‘Jackass 4’ Because Of Addiction Issues, Takes Shot At Johnny Knoxville: Report

Bam Margera fired from Jackass 4, after failing to abide rules and not getting sober, castmates tried to get him help with his drug abuse.

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The Bam Margera situation is getting uglier with each passing day. Last week, Margera instructed his followers to boycott the upcoming Jackass 4 movie after he was reportedly fired. TMZ is reporting that Margera has been permanently fired from Jackass 4 after he did not live up to commitments laid out in his contract.

The outlet claims that Margera has been permanently fired from Jackass 4 for breach of contract. Purportedly, Margera agreed to stay sober, do routine drug tests, regularly blow into a breathalyzer, see a psychologist, and take his medication. Margera mentioned these stipulations in several disturbing videos he posted and then deleted from Instagram. The report did not specify which contract condition or conditions Margera violated to get him fired by Paramount, which is producing the prank and stunt film.

During one of his since-deleted videos from last week, Margera alleged, “Jackass has put me through f*cking hell on f*cking wheels for the past year and a half.”

A Vanity Fair report on Tuesday alleged that Margera “went AWOL from the production,” despite “being monitored by a wellness coach.” A source said there is currently an effort by the “Jackass team” to get Margera help. The report did not say who exactly from the Jackass entourage was attempting to provide assistance to the troubled reality TV star.

Last week, Margera said that he had checked himself into a rehab facility in Florida, which cost him $90,000.

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Jackass 4 will star Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Ehren McGhehey, and Dave England. Magera had been part of the Jackass family since its inception in 2000. He even had his own stunt show on MTV called Viva La Bam from 2003 to 2005.

During one of his videos last week, Margera said, “Jackass does not care about me, understand that ladies and gentlemen. It’s like, it was like my family, that won’t let me in because they say I’m out there being a jackass on TMZ. So I can’t be in Jackass because I’m out there being a jackass?”

Margera, 41, took aim at his Jackass co-star Johnny Knoxville by sharing a photo of Knoxville with a penis drawn on his forehead and the caption: “KICK ME OFF OF JACKASS WILL YA? STEAL MY IDEAS DO YA?”

Margera said last week, “I wrote them so many ideas, and if I’m not in the movie, and they use my ideas, how do you think that that’ll make me feel?”

On social media, Margera told his fans to boycott Jackass 4.

On Friday, Margera admitted on social media that he realized that he is “manic bipolar.”

“Yesterday, I had to go so batsh*t bonkers crazy for not knowing and answer the last year and a half whether we’re doing Jackass 4,” Margera said according to Complex. “I had to deal with the madness to finally know the answer. Now I know exactly what I want and it’s f*cking awesome and it’s going to be in a way where everyone wins in the end.”

During one of his worrisome videos from last week, Margera alleged that he was having suicidal thoughts, adding that his wife, Nikki Boyd, caught him searching “how to tie a noose” on the internet.

Margera hinted that he might make his own stunt movie, and urged fans to donate money to him, “I will make mine way f*cking radder if you just Venmo me a dollar.”

Jackass 4 is scheduled to release on September 3.

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