Bam Margera recently went on his old mate Steve-O’s podcast and said he’s fine he’s no longer being a part of 'Jackass'.
Bam was fired from the production of 'Jackass Forever' back in February of last year for doing drugs when he had signed a contract saying he wouldn’t do drugs.
At the time, Bam was pissed and called for fans to boycott the new film. But now, Bam seems to have a more mature take on the whole situation.
“Everything [was] meant for a reason and I’m better off not being in it,” Margera told Steve-O.
Steve-O said that he was “really fighting” for Bam and that the producers were close to letting Bam back in the film, but it didn’t happen, which was fine with Bam.
“I don’t want to do that anymore,” he said. “I don’t want t to be a part of it. I’m much happier without it.”
Hey, if Bam’s happy, we’re happy. Check out the full podcast below.
The 42-year-old skater/stuntman did say that he was pretty pissed off there was a ‘no drug’ clause in the first place, specifically because when he got wasted in the past it was good for the show/movies.
“I got a high five for good press,” he said, talking about when he was arrested in 2014.
“Now I wind up sipping a beer out in front of a hotel on TMZ, and I get kicked out for being a liability. It’s just fucking ridiculous.”
Steve-O went on to explain that he too used to love the drugs and getting wasted back in the day, but that was the past, and eventually, the enjoyment was sucked out of it.
“I hope you can understand,” he said to his old friend. “That at a certain point - specifically over the last few years - it stopped being fun. It stopped being funny. It stopped cool.”
Bam recently completed a year-long stint in rehab which is awesome to hear. We do hope he is well on the road to recovery, and that he eventually reconciles with all the ‘Jackass’ boys.