Bam Margera is no stranger to controversy. Over the years he has had several rehab stints due to his drug problems. The popular skateboarder and “Jacka**” star hasn’t made headlines with his stunts lately. Margera left a rehab center in Florida last June, according to TMZ. A few days later, he was discovered in a nearby hotel. Photos released by the outlet showed Margera visiting a few bars in the area. Apparently he had stopped taking his prescribed medication, leaving his team concerned about his recovery efforts.
He has not been in touch with his estranged wife, Nikki Boyd, since Margera’s return to rehab in June. However, she has spoken with his team about child support and custody of their son, Phoenix Wolf. Boyd previously filed for sole custody of Wolf. Insiders cited Margera’s childcare arrangement as the reason for his exit from rehab and general frustration.
Whatever the reason, history appears to be repeating itself as Margera recently rebelled against his rehab orders.
Fans express their concern for Bam Margera
On September 5, Bam Margera was spotted at a bar with an unidentified woman, according to video acquired by TMZ. According to sources, he is currently staying at a family friend’s home in Florida. Insiders also shared that while in rehab, Margera befriended an attorney who advised him that he could avoid court-ordered rehab by leaving the state. Sources told TMZ the likelihood that authorities would try to bring Margera back to the treatment center, but to further complicate the situation, Margera is reportedly not speaking to his parents.
Margera’s behavior after leaving rehab has worried many people. A fan recently posted some photos with Margera outside a tavern on Instagram with the caption “If you happen to meet Bam Margera after work at the bar.” One user commented, “Nothing like a bunch of @loose ‘enablers’ to get drunk with. So sad for Bam’s little boy. Another person wrote: “Wow. I’m sad for him.”
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