Bam Margera, former star of the television show “Jackass,” recently revealed on Steve-O’s “Wild Ride!” podcast that he was “basically pronounced dead” during hospital treatment for COVID-19 in December 2021.
Margera said that he experienced four seizures that lasted 10 to 20 minutes each, and on the fourth seizure, he bit his tongue so hard that it was nearly falling off. His tongue became so swollen that it wouldn’t fit in his mouth, and he developed pneumonia from drinking infected blood.
He said that when he was taken to the hospital by a shaman, he experienced a fifth seizure and was unable to breathe without a tube down his throat. Margera blacked out during his hospital stay, believing that he was there for a couple of hours but waking up five days later.
In recent years, Margera has struggled with alcoholism and has faced legal issues as a result. He was dropped from the 2022 “Jackass” movie “Jackass Forever” after violating the terms of his contract by not remaining sober.
He also sued “Jackass” co-creators Jeffrey Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Paramount Pictures, and others, claiming that the terms of his contract were “psychological torture” and impossible to comply with. The lawsuit was eventually settled.