- “Jackass” star Steve-O advised Insider that he is “misplaced contact” along with his buddy Bam Margera.
- The pair had a public falling out earlier this 12 months amid considerations over Margera’s sobriety.
- Margera was beforehand fired from 2022’s “Jackass Without end” as a result of he allegedly broke his sobriety.
“Jackass” star Steve-O is addressing the standing of his friendship with former costar Bam Margera.
Margera has had a turbulent few years after he was fired from final 12 months’s “Jackass Without end” film in 2021 over allegations that he did not adjust to an settlement to remain sober throughout manufacturing. He later disputed his firing in a lawsuit in opposition to film studio Paramount and “Jackass” cocreator Johnny Knoxville, which was ultimately settled out of court docket.
Earlier this 12 months, Steve-O, whose full title is Stephen Gilchrist Glover, reconnected with Margera after the latter almost died from a extreme case of pneumonia. Margera recalled how sick he was on Steve-O’s “Wild Ride!” podcast in early January. Later that month, Steve-O invited Margera to open for him on varied dates on his comedy tour.
However by February, there seemed to be discord between the 2. Steve-O wrote a passionate plea underneath a now-deleted Instagram put up shared by Margera, expressing concern that his buddy had relapsed.
“I introduced you on tour with me in hopes that I might get you to see what’s doable for you when you select restoration,” wrote Steve-O. “You are dying, brother, and it sucks that I can not do something to avoid wasting you.”
Margera went on to release a diss track taking purpose at his former “Jackass” colleagues, together with Steve-O, Knoxville, and cocreator Jeff Tremaine in July.
Insider just lately caught up with Steve-O, who’s partnered with drinks firm Liquid Loss of life for a restricted version Steve-O voodoo doll, and requested the place issues stand with Margera now.
“I misplaced contact with him. Have not heard from him in any respect. I feel he modified his quantity, and that was that,” Steve-O tells Insider.
Steve-O additionally addressed the opportunity of one other “Jackass” film with Knoxville, Wee-Man, Chris Pontius, and Dave England, following the success of “Jackass Without end.”
“I might be shocked, however then I used to be shocked about doing the fourth one,” he says.
Though followers are used to seeing Steve-O carry out all method of stunts, partnering with Liquid Loss of life to create his personal Steve-O voodoo dolls is a stunt that is a bit completely different than his normal type.
“The thought got here by way of textual content from the CEO of Liquid Loss of life,” he says. “It admittedly was creepy and sounded terrible, however I like Liquid Loss of life, and stated positive.”