Bam Margerahas revealed that he’s formally fired from “Jackass 4” — days after saying he was in search of therapy for psychological well being points.
Sources near the 41-year-old stated producers knowledgeable him final week that he would not be a part of the movie reboot as a result of he broke his contract by not getting his habit points in verify, TMZ reported.
The outlet went on to assert that the “Jackass” household is worried about Margera’s well-being — and needed him to be part of the undertaking —however frightened he would self-sabotage due to his previous substance abuse points.
Paramount has not responded to The Post’s requests for remark. Reps for the show’s director and author Jeff Tremaine, in addition to author and co-creator Johnny Knoxville, additionally didn’t reply to The Post’s requests for remark.
Margera introduced final Friday that he was getting assist aftera collection of disturbing movies posted earlier that week.
The entertainer had followers frightened after the preliminary clips, which detailed his grievances with the movie, set to open September 3. At the time, Margera was nonetheless listed on thecast list for the movie on IMDb —he has since been eliminated — however claimed he was shut out of the manufacturing and known as for a boycott.
In his follow-up videoreleased on his Instagram,Margera revealed “some excellent news. I noticed that I’m manic bipolar and yesterday, I needed to go . . . loopy due to not realizing the reply for a 12 months and a half whether or not we’re doing ‘Jackass’ or not. I had . . . to cope with the insanity to lastly know the reply.”
However, sources informed TMZ that the “Jackass 4” manufacturing staff offered Margera with situations he would wish to abide by to proceed on the undertaking. Among them: Routine drug assessments, together with breathalyzers and urinalysis, seeing a psychologist, taking correct meds — and an general dedication to staying sober.
He reportedly did not reside as much as the deal.
Margera’s public downfall underscoresthe myriad issues the franchise’s actors have experiencedsince “Jackass” premiered on MTV in 2000. The breakout hit showcased wild stunts in a world earlier than iPhones, social media and YouTube, airing for 2 years and finally morphing into 9 movies and 4 spinoffs, together with “Viva La Bam,” that includes Margera and his household.
But behind the scenes, key gamers struggled. With their daring stunts got here accidents, adopted by painkillers, adopted in some circumstances by habit.
Margera earlier addressed his alcoholism throughout a 2016 episode of VH1’s “Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn.”
“My first drink, I used to be 21 and I by no means drank earlier than that,” he stated on the show. “When I actually began consuming, I used to be in all probability 24, 25 . . . It simply slowly grew to become waking up and sipping on a drink as quickly as I received up . . . one is just too many however a thousand is rarely sufficient.”
“Dr. Phil, I want your assist in a giant, massive means,” a distressed Margera stated in a video put up. “My household is in shambles. It’s worse than it is ever been, ever.”
Now, Margera lives in Oceanside, California together with his spouse, and stated his social media movies that he’s making new mates and pursuing the issues he loves, resembling skateboarding.