Bam Margera’s attorney refuted reports that the “Jackass” personality is near death ahead of his next court hearing as he faces criminal assault and harassment charges.
“He seems to be in good health and good spirits preparing for his defense in this case,” Margera’s attorney Michael van der Veen told The Times, adding that he spoke to the former professional skateboarder as recently as Monday morning.
The health update conflicts with comments from Margera’s older brother, Jesse Margera, 44, who shared on his private Instagram account that Bam “is dying and there is nothing I can do about it,” according to numerous outlets including Daily Mail.
“I hope none of you have to hurt as much as me right now,” the older Margera, a drummer with rock band CKY, also wrote in the post.
The former MTV star has repeatedly received treatment at rehabilitation centers for addiction over the last decade, including several recent stints. Margera had celebrated “one year of treatment” in early 2022, but relatives and friends began to express concern again about his substance use in recent months, including former “Jackass” cast mate Steve-O, who has publicly urged Margera toward recovery.
Last Thursday, Bam, whose real name is Brandon Margera, 43, turned himself in to authorities at a state barracks in Avondale, Penn., after a warrant was filed for his arrest, according to court documents. That same day, Margera appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to one count of misdemeanor simple assault, another count of harassment and four counts of misdemeanor threats with intent to terrorize another.
He was released on unsecured bail, meaning