In Steve-O’s Wild Ride! Podcast,” Steve-O makes it clear that there have been many toxic rumors about Bam Margera that have hurt Margera and his loved ones and made his road to recovery even more difficult. “I’d like to clarify that number one, Bam, has never been under a guardianship office,” said Steve-O. “The temporary guardianship he was under never had any financial repercussions and what became known as the ‘Free Bam’ movement was really very toxic.”
Steve-O goes on to actually speak to Margera, but it’s an interview he admits was taped a while ago. As such, it’s unclear whether the interview took place before or after Margera attempted to exit the rehab center. What is certain, however, is that Margera’s family feels similarly to Steve-O, posting in part on Instagram that “the ‘Free Bam’ movement has caused confusion and threats to Bam and our families. While we love sharing our lives with you, some things need to be handled privately, and treatment is one of them.” Hopefully, Margera will finally get the support he needs to get well once and for all.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration website or contact the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).