Jackass star Bam Margera ‘on a ventilator in hospital with pneumonia’
Former Jackass star Bam Margera has reportedly been rushed to hospital with a “very serious” case of pneumonia.
The stunt performer and skateboarder is reported to have tested positive for Covid while in hospital, and is currently on a ventilator.
A report inTMZ citing “sources close to the situation” claims that Margera is currently undergoing treatment in the ICU of a San Diego hospital.
His condition, however, is said to be stable.
The Independent has contacted a representative of Margera for comment and confirmation.
Last year, Margera entered a 12-month drug and alcohol treatment programme.
Alongside Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius and others, Margera was one of the original members of the Jackass crew, performing stunts in the MTV series and subsequent film adaptations.
However, Margera did not feature in the recent sequel, Jackass Forever, and claimed that he had been fired partway through production after failing a drugs test.
He initiated a lawsuit against Knoxville, as well as the film’s director Jeff Tremaine and producer Spike Jonze, andd the film companies Paramount Pictures and MTV Networks.
In the suit, he claimed that his civil rights had been violated, and alleged that he had been forced to sign a “wellness agreement” before participating in the project.
The lawsuit was eventually settled, with Margera telling TMZ that he was “happy with the outcome and feels vindicated”.
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