Bam Margera has been hospitalized not once, but twice in one week, after he says his new bipolar medication caused him pass out striking his head and cutting it wide open.
The ‘Jackass’ star said in a statement he was sleep walking due to the side effects of a new medication, after he was diagnosed with Manic Bipolar Disorder. He claims the new medication, made him “pass out” and smash his head requiring 6 staples.
Margera says he was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated for the laceration.
On Instagram, Bam recounted the story, saying the medication “starts with a Z,” but doesn’t remember it’s exact name.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Margera says after returning home and spending some time with his son, he re-injured the wound.
“I got karate kicked in a pool in the neck surgery playing with Phoenix with community kids by accident,” the TV star said.
Margera checked into rehab after coming and going from another facility due to its cell phone policy. He was arrested for trespassing in a Los Angeles hotel, after drunkenly refusing to leave without a room.
Sources close to his family tell us, Adderall has been a major problem for Bam, turning to the drug when he is out of treatment. His family believes it could be behind some of his issues.
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.
Bam has posted messages about his son, Phoenix Wolf, and wife and we’re told contact with his child is part of why he wanted to have a cell phone with him.
Bam has been in rehab for the past few weeks in Huntington Beach, California and says he will be there for a very long stint. Specifically, he is upset he will miss autumn in his home state of Pennsylvania, “where the leaves actually change color.”