Steve-O Reveals Why He Deleted Instagram Post Calling Out Bam Margera

Steve-O Reveals Why He Deleted Instagram Post Calling Out Bam Margera

Last month following an apparent night of drinking while on tour, Bam Margera took to social media to rip his former “Jackass” co-star Johnny Knoxville and the show’s producer, Jeff Tremaine. Margera was touring with “Jackass” pal Steve-O as part of the latter’s stand-up comedy shows. 

Steve-O would reveal on Instagram that Margera, who has long struggled with addiction issues, had taken a turn for the worse, and that the posts came after Bam had been drinking. 

“Bam, last night you had your five-year-old son with you on stage at my show, and you were blessed with the chance to spend another day or two with him — then as soon as you left my show, you stayed up all night getting loaded,” Steve-O wrote.

“You say you want to have a relationship with your son, but your actions guarantee the exact opposite will happen. I brought you on tour with me in hopes that I could get you to see what’s possible for you if you choose recovery. I’ve tried everything I can but I can’t force you to get honest and do the work of recovery.”

“I wish you could know how much I’ve hated feeling braced for news of your death, but you’re making it clear that I have no other choice,” he continued. “You’re dying, brother, and it sucks that I can’t do anything to save you.”

Steve-O addressed the situation on a recent episode of his “Steve-O’s Wild Ride” podcast, where he said he regretted making the post after it went viral. 

“I posted this comment on Bam’s Instagram because I had just had him on tour with me for 10 days, we did nine shows together, he was really pretty great the whole time, and the whole time he was telling me ‘Dude will you reach out to (Bam’s former partner) Nicky and see if I can spend the day with (Bam’s son) Phoenix.’”

“Sure enough, on that last day Bam was reunited with his son, we all spent the day together [and] it was a great day, we did the last show that night and it was a big deal because Bam had been practicing opening up the show with me. Not only did he go out on stage by himself he brought his five-year-old boy with him, and it was this heart-warming wonderful thing.”

Later that night, though, Bam apparently fell off the wagon. 

“For him to go and leave the theatre that night and come like four, five, six in the morning he’s posting hateful stuff about Knoxville and Tremaine, it’s like ‘really dude?’

“You know what that means every time. He admitted that it was because he was drunk. I was so bummed. I was equally as disappointed as I was unsurprised. It also felt like I bared some responsibility … It was bugging me all day, and his hateful post have been up for 22 hours, so I go ahead and write this comment on there.”

Steve-O continued: “That comment had been up for two minutes and the post that I commented on had been up for 22 hours, plus it was on Bam’s secondary Instagram. The next day, TMZ reaches out ‘hey is this real?’”

The post was, in fact, real, but Steve-O’s fiancé told him that he shouldn’t have made the incident public so he deleted. 

“It wasn’t my goal to make all that happen,” Steve-O said of the comments exploding online. “But, it’s how I feel.” 

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