Bam Margera's family have hit out at an online movement called Free Bam and called it a 'threat' to the former Jackass star's sobriety.
In a statement posted to Instagram, the Margera family addressed rumours the skater has been placed under a conservatorship and discussed his ongoing battle with sobriety.
Addressing Margera's fans and the movement directly the statement says: “It’s no secret that Bam has struggled with mental health and addiction.
"You’ve watched Bam grow up and supported him through his ups and downs. Our family has let you into the chaos that is our home, and we want nothing more than to continue this journey together."
They then criticised the Free Bam movement: “The ‘Free Bam’ movement has caused confusion and threat to Bam and our families. Although we love sharing our lives with you, some things need to be handled privately, and treatment is one of them. Recovery is difficult and even more so under public scrutiny."
The family also clarified that Margera was not under a conservatorship of any kind: “Despite rumours, Bam has never been in a conservatorship but rather a temporary healthcare guardianship for reasons not shared with the public.
"If Bam chooses to speak to this, he will when he is ready. The ‘Free Bam’ theorists have encouraged his exit from treatment, despite their lacking knowledge of the details, his health, and well-being.”
It was also confirmed that Margera is currently in rehab: “Bam is currently in treatment and we are helping him with his social media while he focuses on his recovery. We are his family who love and communicate with him to collaborate on his content and updates."
Margera has a long history of addiction and substance abuse, being fired from Jackass Forever after failing a drugs test.
In May, Margera revealed that he had been sober a year but escaped from a treatment facility a month later and did so a second time later in June.
Margera has since been moved to a different rehab facility.
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