Former “Jackass” star Bam Margera mentioned he was “mainly pronounced useless” throughout hospital treatment for COVID a few month in the past.
On longtime collaborator Steve-O’s “Wild Journey!” podcast on Thursday, Margera recounted what he known as a “gnarly” bout with the virus in December. (Watch beneath.)
“I used to be mainly pronounced useless on Elvis’ birthday, Dec. 8,” mentioned Margera, who mentioned he spent eight days within the hospital.
He continued: “My physique was shutting down and I went into 4 seizures, every one lasting 10 to twenty minutes. And on the fourth one, I bit my tongue so onerous it was almost falling off.”
He mentioned his tongue obtained so swollen and puffy that it will definitely wouldn’t slot in his mouth.
“And I used to be consuming the contaminated blood, which gave me pneumonia, as nicely,” he defined.
“So when the shaman took me to the hospital, I went into my fifth seizure, and I couldn’t breathe with no tube down my throat.”
Margera mentioned he “blacked out” through the hospital keep. He informed Steve-O that he believed he was there for a pair hours, however wakened 5 days later.
Margera, 43, who as soon as starred with Steve-O within the MTV hit “Jackass,” has confronted different well being struggles in recent times, together with alcoholism that apparently fueled rifts with these behind “Jackass.”
Margera was dropped from participating within the 2022 film “Jackass Perpetually” after he broke an settlement in his contract to stay sober.
He settled a lawsuit in opposition to “Jackass” co-creators Jeffrey Tremaine, Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, together with Paramount Photos and others, after he claimed the agreement was “psychological torture, with so many situations it was inconceivable to conform,” TMZ reported.
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