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Bam Margera Finally Checks Into Rehab After Giving Up His Cell Phone

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By Mike Walters

Bam Margera has finally checked into a rehab facility, and it appears to be for real this time because a message posted to the "Jackass" star's Instagram page announced he was in treatment.

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Revolving Door With Rehab

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Margera has been in and out of rehab in the last few weeks, and we're told one of the reasons it didn't stick the first time is that he wanted to keep his cell phone.

Many rehab facilities think it can be damaging to keep a cellphone during treatment, as cutting off the distractions and possible triggers from the outside world is widely considered a more effective method of treatment.

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Social Media Black Out

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Bam has been very active on Instagram during this trying time, and the account just posted a very clear message.

"Bam will be unavailable until 9/6/19 from his phone. So anyone texting, calling or trying to reach him, he is in rehab getting treatment. Thanks everybody!"

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Missing His Son

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It is unclear if this was written by Bam himself or someone at the facility, either way, his fans and family are pumped he is finally getting the help he needs.

Bam has posted messages about his son, Phoenix Wolf, and wife in the last few days, and we're told contact with his kid is part of why he wanted to have a cell phone with him. The message was accompanied by a picture of his family.

Public Meltdown

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As The Blast first reported, Bam had agreed to go to rehab after speaking with Dr. Phil. The former "Jackass" star agreed to seek help for substance abuse and mental health.

Bam sat down with Dr. Phil for an interview which featured his wife, mother, and the good Dr. We're told the interview was very emotional and Phil convinced Bam to leave for treatment.

The interview will air sometime in the fall when the show is back in production.

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