Bam Margera has unfortunately been hospitalized with a combination of pneumonia and COVID. According to a report by TMZ, Margera is currently in the ICU on a ventilator, but is stable. Of course we at Metal Injection wish him a speedy recovery and continued good health when released from the hospital.
Margera has been having a pretty rough 2022, having been reported missing twice this year, but was fortunately found safely both times and returned to rehab. A movement called "Free Bam" has since surfaced online advocating for his freedom after fans felt he was placed in an unfair conservatorship, which Margera's family has recently condemned as unhealthy.
"It's no secret that Bam has struggled with mental health and addiction. You've watched Bam grow up and supported him through his ups and downs. Our family has let you into the chaos that is our home, and we want nothing more than to continue this journey together.
"The 'Free Bam' movement has caused confusion and threat to Bam and our families. Although we love sharing our lives with you, some things need to be handled privately, and treatment is one of them. Recovery is difficult and even more so under public scrutiny.
"Despite rumors, Bam has never been in a conservatorship but rather a temporary healthcare guardianship for reasons not shared with the public. If Bam chooses to speak to this, he will when he is ready. The 'Free Bam' theorists have encouraged his exit from treatment, despite their lacking knowledge of the details, his health and well-being.
"We kindly ask you to respect the process and our family. As our extended family, we ask you to support Bam in his recovery, to stay on track and wish him well with his sobriety.
"With heart, The Margera Family"