'Jackass' star Steve-O says that he has 'lost contact' with Bam Margera after their public falling out

Steve-O with his Liquid Death voodoo doll and Bam Margera at X Games California on July 21, 2023.
Steve-O with his Liquid Death voodoo doll and Bam Margera at X Games California on July 21, 2023.Liquid Death/Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
  • "Jackass" star Steve-O told Insider that he's "lost contact" with his friend Bam Margera.

  • The pair had a public falling out earlier this year amid concerns over Margera's sobriety.

  • Margera was previously fired from 2022's "Jackass Forever" because he allegedly broke his sobriety.

"Jackass" star Steve-O is addressing the status of his friendship with former costar Bam Margera.

Margera has had a turbulent few years after he was fired from last year's "Jackass Forever" movie in 2021 over allegations that he failed to comply with an agreement to stay sober during production. He later disputed his firing in a lawsuit against movie studio Paramount and "Jackass" cocreator Johnny Knoxville, which was eventually settled out of court.

Earlier this year, Steve-O, whose full name is Stephen Gilchrist Glover, reconnected with Margera after the latter nearly died from a severe case of pneumonia. Margera recalled how sick he was on Steve-O's "Wild Ride!" podcast in early January. Later that month, Steve-O invited Margera to open for him on various dates on his comedy tour.

But by February, there appeared to be discord between the two. Steve-O wrote a passionate plea under a now-deleted Instagram post shared by Margera, expressing concern that his friend had relapsed.

"I brought you on tour with me in hopes that I could get you to see what's possible for you if you choose recovery," wrote Steve-O. "You're dying, brother, and it sucks that I can't do anything to save you."

Margera went on to release a diss track taking aim at his former "Jackass" colleagues, including Steve-O, Knoxville, and cocreator Jeff Tremaine in July.

Insider recently caught up with Steve-O, who's partnered with drinks company Liquid Death for a limited edition Steve-O voodoo doll, and asked where things stand with Margera now.

"I lost contact with him. Haven't heard from him at all. I think he changed his number, and that was that," Steve-O tells Insider.

Steve-O also addressed the possibility of another "Jackass" movie with Knoxville, Wee-Man, Chris Pontius, and Dave England, following the success of "Jackass Forever."

"I would be shocked, but then I was shocked about doing the fourth one," he says.

Although fans are used to seeing Steve-O perform all manner of stunts, partnering with Liquid Death to create his own Steve-O voodoo dolls is a stunt that's a little different than his usual style.

"The idea came through text from the CEO of Liquid Death," he says. "It admittedly was creepy and sounded awful, but I love Liquid Death, and said sure."

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