Former Jackass star Bam Margera, 43, sat down along with his former co-star Steve-O, 48, on Jan. 5, to speak about what he’s been as much as throughout an episode of Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast. During the interview, Bam revealed the stunning information that he was “principally pronounced useless” on Dec. 8, 2022, after he caught a “gnarly” case of COVID-19. “Basically, I used to be pronounced useless on Dec. 8,” the 43-year-old started. “I didn’t know that I had gnarly COVID and my physique was shutting down.”
The TV character added much more particulars in regards to the well being scares he suffered final month. “I went into 4 seizures, each lasting 10 to twenty minutes. On the fourth one, I bit my tongue so arduous it was almost fallen off,” Bam shared. “It acquired so swollen and puffy it wouldn’t slot in my mouth. I used to be consuming the contaminated blood which gave me pneumonia as properly.”
Bam instructed Steve-O that he ended up spending a complete of eight days within the hospital because of the intense well being points. “I went to the hospital and had my fifth seizure after which couldn’t breathe with no tube down my throat. I awakened 5 days later pondering I used to be there for only a couple hours,” he went on. “I spent eight days in there. When they took that tube out I felt like I sucked on Darth Vader’s d***.”
After listening to his pal recall his troublesome days within the hospital, Steve-O shared that he was fearful Bam would lose his life. “For me, seeing Bam’s on a f****** ventilator… that means you possibly can’t breathe by your self,” the podcast host started. “You’re within the ICU, intensive care unit, in essential however secure situation… I’m simply pondering, ‘oh my god that is it.’” Steve-O then instructed Bam what his very first thought was to listening to the information of his hospitalization. “What’s horrible is that my first reputable thought was, ‘F****** Bam higher not die dude he’s going to destroy my tour,’” he joked.
During the episode, Bam additionally revealed that he was locked out of his official Instagram account for someday as a result of he was hacked. Steve-O recalled the truth that Bam needed to ship content material to another person who had maintain of the account. As a end result, Bam went forward and created a separate account. “If I can’t have entry to my Instagram then I can’t comply with my pals and see new skate methods or see what anybody’s as much as,” Bam replied. “So I simply began a brand new one and hit comply with, comply with, comply with on all people I was following.”
Both Steve-O and Bam rose to fame within the early aughts after they appeared on the hit MTV collection, Jackass. Later, the duo appeared on a number of spinoffs of the present, along with the Jackass films. Most not too long ago, Jackass Forever was the most recent movie to be launched by the group in 2022.
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