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Bam Margera is hospitalized with pneumonia, put on ventilator

Bam Margera is hospitalized with pneumonia, put on ventilator

Bam Margera was reportedly hospitalized with pneumonia, which was complicated by a positive COVID-19 test.

The “Jackass” alum is being treated in a San Diego, Calif., ICU, with doctors putting the 43-year-old on a ventilator, according to TMZ.

The former professional skateboarder has been in the hospital since earlier this week, according to the outlet, and is currently in stable condition.

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The stunt performer has had a turbulent year, attempting to flee rehab centers multiple times between June and September.

The “Viva La Bam” alum’s brother, Jess Margera, and mother, April Margera, issued a joint Instagram statement in August addressing Bam’s situation after he was granted a temporary healthcare guardian.

“It’s no secret that Bam has struggled with mental health and addiction,” the duo wrote at the time. “You’ve watched Bam grow up and supported him through his ups and downs.

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“Although we love sharing our lives with you, some things need to be handled privately and treatment is one of them,” the statement continued. “Recovery is difficult and even more so under public scrutiny.”

Bam’s family members went on to dispute the “Free Bam” movement, clarifying that their family member was not “in a conservatorship.”

“We ask for you to support Bam in his recovery, to stay on track, and wish him well in his sobriety,” the social media upload concluded.

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For years, the former reality star struggled with substance abuse.

“I’ve been physically present at almost every stop on his years-long tour of rehabs and psych wards,” Steve-O told Jim Norton in October, adding, “I’ll never give up” on his former co-star.

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