The family of Donkey Star Bam Margera has released a new statement, showing their concern for the ‘Free Bam’ movement which they say is jeopardizing Bam’s sobriety.
Those who have followed the stuntman’s journey are aware of his drug and alcohol abuse issues. Earlier this year, Bam completed a 12-month treatment program. During this time, he also settled a lawsuit against the Fooled forever film after being fired for breaching a contract prohibiting drug use. In May, Margera left the treatment center and things looked positive as he shared photos marking the first birthday and happy photos with his wife and son.
But in early June, Margera broke her wrist in a bad fall in a skatepark. A few weeks later, in June, Margera was reported missing after leaving a rehab facility. Officers were able to contact Bam after he left his court-ordered rehab stay. In late June, it was reported that the Margera family had staged a crisis intervention for Bam after he was found at a nearby hotel. The 42-year-old reportedly agreed to go to a new rehabilitation center shortly after the procedure.
However, since then there has been speculation via social media that the Donkey The star had been placed under conservatorship, which led to the ‘Free Bam’ messaging over fears he would be ordered to do things against his will.
The Margera family have addressed the ‘Free Bam’ movement in a new social media post. They revealed, “Bam is currently undergoing treatment and we are helping him with his social media while he focuses on his recovery. We are his loving family and are communicating with him to collaborate on his content and updates. day. With much appreciation, we thank her former healthcare tutor, @limafromaura, for all she has contributed. Thank you all for your support during this crazy ride. With heart – The Margera family.”
Additionally, they offered a multi-slide statement via Instagram giving more details about Bam’s current treatment and clarifying who makes decisions about his healthcare and treatment. Their post reads:
It’s no secret that Bam has struggled with mental health and addiction. You’ve watched Bam grow and supported him through his ups and downs. Our family has let you into the chaos that is our home, and we want nothing more than to continue this journey together.
The “Free Bam” movement has sown confusion and threatened Bam and our families. Although we love to share our lives with you, some things need to be treated privately, and treatment is one of them. Recovery is difficult and even more so under public scrutiny.
Despite rumors, Bam was never under conservatorship, but rather under temporary health care conservatorship for reasons not shared with the public. If Bam chooses to talk about it, he will when he’s ready. Free Bam theorists encouraged his exit from treatment, despite their lack of knowledge about the details, his health and well-being.
We ask that you please respect the process and our family. As an extended family, we ask that you support Bam in his recovery, stay on track, and wish him well with his sobriety.
With the heart,
The Marguerite family
If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug and/or alcohol addiction, you can get help through the Addiction and Mental Health Services Administration website. To speak to someone on the phone, call 1-800-622-HELP (1-800-622-4357) or text 1-800-487-4889.
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