Bam Margera was found after going missing from treatment this week.
“Mr. Margera was located by our officers on Wednesday,” a spokesperson for the Delray Beach Police Department told Yahoo Entertainment. “He hasn’t disappeared anymore.”
The 42 year old man Donkey The star, who struggled with addiction for a long time, was reported missing from a Florida rehab center on Monday. According to TMZ, he left the establishment in a black sedan after telling the manager he was unhappy with their services and was going to find another establishment. As Margera was to be at the facility by court order, her disappearance was reported to the police.
While he was away, he posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday of himself with his “new AA sponsor.” Additional photos showed him at a bar-restaurant.
TMZ reports that Margera was eventually located by police at a local hotel on Wednesday. He “voluntarily” returned to the treatment center with the help of a crisis intervention team.
In May, Margera completed a year of treatment at the drug and alcohol facility. He declared himself “back” and “free” on social networks.
He told TMZ at the time that his goal was to return to Southern California and work with sober skaters. He was currently staying in Florida, where he lives with his wife, Nicole Boyd, and 4-year-old son, Wolf, to continue as an outpatient at a treatment center.
Margera’s sobriety has been quite the journey, including returning to rehab in September after police were called to a St. Pete Beach hotel about someone in emotional distress. Just before, Margera’s wife filed for full custody of their son, although the couple remained married. In 2019, Margera was admitted to rehab after being arrested for trespassing at a Los Angeles hotel. Around that time, he sought Dr. Phil’s help in a video on social media stating that he had attended four rehab programs and seen 28 doctors, none of whom had helped him. He’s been in treatment and out since the 2000s – when Donkey ruled the MTV airwaves, then jumped to the big screen.
Margera was fired from the last film in the franchise, Fooled forever, which appeared in February, for violating a condition of sobriety. He sued Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeffrey Tremaine, Paramount Pictures and others for what he called in the lawsuit “inhumane treatment.” A settlement has been reached, the terms of which remain private.