bam - steve-o, comment

Former Jackass stars Steve-O and Bam Margera appeared on stage together as part of Steve-O's ongoing "Bucket List" tour. Bam Margera has endured an up-and-down public battle with alcohol addiction over the past few years, and his presence on the tour appeared to indicate improvement. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse after the show. 

That night, Bam posted this old photo featuring himself, Steve-O and third Jackass cast member, Johnny Knoxville. In the post, he praises Steve-O for being a "best friend who had my f**king back all along," and lashes out at Knoxville calling him a "poser," and "pro creation thief." He also calls out Jackass producer Jeff Tremaine. Both of these attacks are likely related to his removal from the most recent Jackass production, Jackass Forever, which occurred after he checked himself into rehab during filming. 

Bam Margera - Steve-O, bucket list

In a since-deleted comment, Steve-O calls the post "vile," and urges Bam to pull himself together. "I brought you on tour with me in hopes that I could get you to see what's possible for you if you choose recovery. I've tried everything I can, but I can't force you to get honest and do the work of recovery."

steve-o, bam margera comment

The comment is gut-wrenching and feels like a genuine last-ditch effort to save a friend. "You're dying, brother, and it sucks that I can't do anything to save you."

Steve-O is no stranger to addiction and has spoken openly about his path to recovery from alcoholism and more. His own journey no doubt makes it that much harder to watch his friend struggle. Here's to hoping Bam can finally get the help he needs for the sake of himself, his friends, and his family.