Bam Margera admitted to hospital with pneumonia
Bam Margera has reportedly been admitted to hospital with a serious case of pneumonia.
The 43-year-old former 'Jackass' star is believed to have been rushed to a medical centre in San Diego, California earlier this week after falling sick with the lung condition and TMZ reports he later tested positive for coronavirus while under the care of doctors.
The website reports Bam's condition has been complicated by COVID-19 and he has been placed on a ventilator to aid his breathing. TMZ reports he's being treated in an intensive care ward and his condition is described as stable.
The health battle comes just months after Bam left his latest stint in rehab.
The TV star was receiving treatment at a court-ordered residential facility in Florida, but he was spotted leaving the 57 Tavern in Sarasota with a mystery woman in early September with sources telling TMZ Bam had left the program.
This isn't the first time the star has quit rehab. In June, he disappeared from the facility twice. After he went missing for the first time, Bam had previously agreed to return voluntarily to the clinic after being found, and a crisis intervention team escorted him back to the facility. The star's manager had reported him missing after he told the clinic manager he would be checking himself into a different rehabilitation establishment in the area before he fled the premises in a black sedan.
Less than two weeks later, he went missing again but was found by a crisis team including his parents, who held an intervention after locating him. He is said to have fled the facility because he was concerned he wouldn't see his son again if he stayed. But during the intervention from his parents, he was told he required treatment before he is able to see his boy and agreed to return to rehab.