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Bam Margera says photograph with drink in hand at casino triggered him being taken to rehab facility

Last week Bam Margera was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida and he has since insisted that it was all due to a concerned loved one who saw a photograph of him with a drink in his hand and alerted authorities.

The 42-year-old former reality star told TMZ on Monday morning that him being pictured at a casino with a beverage in his hand was part of a domino effect that landed him in custody of law enforcement. 

The aforementioned concerned loved one who alerted law enforcement also claimed that Margera had threatened to jump off a bridge which he told the publication was a misunderstanding.

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Troubled: Last week Bam Margera (seen in August 2019) was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida and he has since insisted to TMZ on Monday that it was all due to a concerned loved one who saw a photograph of him with a drink in his hand and alerted authorities

Troubled: Last week Bam Margera (seen in August 2019) was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida and he has since insisted to TMZ on Monday that it was all due to a concerned loved one who saw a photograph of him with a drink in his hand and alerted authorities

Troubled: Last week Bam Margera (seen in August 2019) was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida and he has since insisted to TMZ on Monday that it was all due to a concerned loved one who saw a photograph of him with a drink in his hand and alerted authorities

The former star of Jackass told TMZ that he had spent 140 days in a facility in Arizona for his manic bipolar disorder before later being transferred to an outpatient facility in Florida.

He claims that he had been staying with a friend and a relative while taking daily outpatient classes in Florida and ended up at a casino to occupy himself when his wife Nicole Boyd and three-year-old son Phoenix were coming to visit him and their flight was delayed.

Margera claimed that fans had posted pictures of him with what appeared to be a drink in his hand and believes that a panicked loved one had seen the photos before alerting authorities.

Tough times: He claims that he had been staying with a friend and a relative while taking daily outpatient classes in Florida and ended up at a casino to occupy himself when his wife Nicole Boyd and three-year-old son Phoenix were coming to visit him and their flight was delayed

Tough times: He claims that he had been staying with a friend and a relative while taking daily outpatient classes in Florida and ended up at a casino to occupy himself when his wife Nicole Boyd and three-year-old son Phoenix were coming to visit him and their flight was delayed

Tough times: He claims that he had been staying with a friend and a relative while taking daily outpatient classes in Florida and ended up at a casino to occupy himself when his wife Nicole Boyd and three-year-old son Phoenix were coming to visit him and their flight was delayed

Last week it was reported that he was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida after authorities received an ’emotionally distressed person’ call in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The reality star rode in the ‘back of a police car’ to a treatment center after being picked up from the Don CeSar Resort Hotel in St. Pete Beach.  

Margera was not arrested, but ‘deputies were given the heads up about a court order directing Bam to go to rehab,’ according to TMZ.

Not great: Last week it was reported that he was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida after authorities received an 'emotionally distressed person' call in the early hours of Sunday morning

Not great: Last week it was reported that he was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida after authorities received an 'emotionally distressed person' call in the early hours of Sunday morning

Not great: Last week it was reported that he was taken to a rehab facility by police in Florida after authorities received an ’emotionally distressed person’ call in the early hours of Sunday morning

His latest stint in rehab comes amid legal woes with the franchise that made him a household name, as Margera was reportedly fired from the Jackass 4 project earlier this year because he couldn’t abide by conditions set forth by the producers relating to his addiction issues.

Insiders revealed that the conditions included taking his medication, blowing into a breathalyzer, his commitment to staying sober, seeing a psychologist and routine drug tests during the project.

From the start of the project, filmmakers were worried about Bam’s addiction issues and erratic behavior where he most recently admitted he was manic bipolar, but that they wanted him to be part of the project from the beginning. 

Trouble: His latest stint in rehab comes amid legal woes with the franchise that made him a household name, as Margera was fired from the Jackass 4 project earlier this year because he couldn't abide by conditions set forth by the producers relating to his addiction issues.

Trouble: His latest stint in rehab comes amid legal woes with the franchise that made him a household name, as Margera was fired from the Jackass 4 project earlier this year because he couldn't abide by conditions set forth by the producers relating to his addiction issues.

Trouble: His latest stint in rehab comes amid legal woes with the franchise that made him a household name, as Margera was fired from the Jackass 4 project earlier this year because he couldn’t abide by conditions set forth by the producers relating to his addiction issues.

During an interview in April, he listed a host of drugs the rehabilitation ordered him to be on for his release, including Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin.

‘This is what the doctors say I need,’ he said. ‘And then it led to suicidal tendencies on all 18 medications I was on. I’m like, well what’s the point of a $5 million contract that I have to walk on eggshells and jump through your hoops, which is already impossible, to obey if I’m dead?’

When asked about Jackass 4 producers demands, Bam noted: ‘It was the definition of f***in torture,’ he said. ‘They tortured me.’

Struggle: During an interview in April, he listed a host of drugs the rehabilitation ordered him to be on for his release, including Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin.

Struggle: During an interview in April, he listed a host of drugs the rehabilitation ordered him to be on for his release, including Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin.

Struggle: During an interview in April, he listed a host of drugs the rehabilitation ordered him to be on for his release, including Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin.

In June, Bam was ordered to keep his distance from Jackass director Jeff Tremaine after the filmmaker was granted a restraining order to stay at least 100 yards from Tremaine for the next three years after threatening his family.

The restraining order means that it’s nearly impossible for Bam to appear in any Jackass sequel or related project, as Tremaine has directed or produced most films and shows in the franchise. 

Bam later retaliated with his own suits and made filings against Jackass creators Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze, in addition to Paramount Pictures, MTV, Dickhouse Entertainment and Gorilla Flicks. 

Margera claimed the three man pressured him into signing a ‘wellness agreement’ while in rehab in 2019 in order to participate in the upcoming Jackass Forever movie. 

In September, Margera’s wife, Nicole Boyd, filed stand-alone documents for custody of their three-year-old son, Phoenix.

Struggles: Bam has had a tough few years, dealing with multiple arrests, hospitalizations and stints in rehab

Struggles: Bam has had a tough few years, dealing with multiple arrests, hospitalizations and stints in rehab

Struggles: Bam has had a tough few years, dealing with multiple arrests, hospitalizations and stints in rehab

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