Bam Margera has been reported missing twice this year, but was fortunately found safely both times and returned to rehab. A movement caled "Free Bam" has since surfaced online advocating for his freedom after fans felt he was placed in an unfair conservatorship. Now Margera's family has taken to Instagram to ask fans not to continue with the "free Bam" movement, as they say it causes confusion and hinders Bam's recovery. And as always, we wish Margera all the best in his recovery.
"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"