In December, Bam Margera was hospitalized with a serious case of pneumonia. Margera later tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on a ventilator.

“I basically was pronounced dead on Elvis’ birthday, December 8. I did not know that I had gnarly COVID,” Margera told his former Jackass costar Steve-O on his podcast.

He went on to say that he had four seizures with each one lasting 10 to 20 minutes.

On the fourth, Margera bit his tongue so hard that it nearly fell off, causing him to swallow “infected blood.” This resulted in him developing a specific type of pneumonia that occurs when food or liquid is breathed into the lungs instead of being swallowed.


He was subsequently taken to the hospital where he had a fifth seizure that prevented him from being able to breathe without a tube down his throat.

He was finally released from the hospital after eight days. On December 10, Margera posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, “I’m out! Thank you to my friends, family and you for the love, support and prayers.”

Both Margera and Steve-O are known for their roles in the MTV series Jackass and its several feature-length movies.

Margera was not involved in the latest film released last year, Jackass Forever. He allegedly broke his contract and was fired from the project after failing a drug test for Adderall.

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