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Johnny Knoxville Talks About Bam Margera Not In Jackass Forever

With only a few weeks left until his highly anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville kicks off the controversy surrounding one of his Jackass brothers, Bam Margera.

Production on the film had just begun in March 2020 before filming was quickly halted due to COVID-19, and when production resumed in the fall, Margera was not asked back after she reportedly tested positive for Adderall.

The 50-year-old actor and comedian talked about Margera in an extensive interview with Variety, where he reveals he wished Bam was a part of the movie… but revealed he needs help.

Johnny Talks: With just weeks to go until his highly anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy surrounding one of his Jackass brothers, Bam Margera

Johnny Talks: With just weeks to go until his highly anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy surrounding one of his Jackass brothers, Bam Margera

Bam Needs Help: The 50-year-old actor and comedian opened up about Margera in an extended interview with Variety, revealing that he wished Bam was a part of the movie… but revealed that he needs help

Bam Needs Help: The 50-year-old actor and comedian opened up about Margera in an extended interview with Variety, revealing that he wished Bam was a part of the movie… but revealed that he needs help

“We wanted him through the entire movie, but unfortunately it didn’t go that way,” Knoxville said.

Margera’s name ranks 45th out of 49 stunt performers in the film, which hits theaters on February 4, and it was confirmed that he will only appear in one stunt in the film, presumably filmed before the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020.

“It’s really heartbreaking. I love Bam. We all love Bam. He’s our brother, you know? You just hope he takes it upon himself to get the help he needs because we all care about him,” Knoxville said.

Wanted:

Wanted: “We wanted him through the whole movie, but unfortunately it didn’t go that way,” Knoxville said

Margera has been making headlines lately, when she was taken to rehab by Florida police in September.

He has also filed a lawsuit against Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass team over being fired from Jackass Forever.

He claims that the co-creators of Knoxville and Jackass, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze, pressured Margera to sign a “wellness deal” in 2019.

Rehab: Margera has been making a lot of headlines lately and was taken to rehab by Florida police in September

Rehab: Margera has been making a lot of headlines lately and was taken to rehab by Florida police in September

Lawsuit: He also filed a lawsuit against Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass team over being fired from Jackass Forever

Lawsuit: He also filed a lawsuit against Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass team over being fired from Jackass Forever

Margera claims he did not have time to have the document checked by a lawyer, but stated that it forced him to take a range of prescription drugs and subjected him to weekly drug and alcohol tests.

He called their behavior “inhumane” and “discriminatory,” comparing his treatment to the Britney Spears Conservatory.

When asked about the lawsuit and whether or not it surprised him, Knoxville replied, “Yes and no.”

No time: Margera claims he didn't have time to have the document checked by a lawyer, but stated it forced him to take a slew of prescription drugs and subjected him to weekly drug and alcohol tests

No time: Margera claims he didn’t have time to have the document checked by a lawyer, but stated it forced him to take a slew of prescription drugs and subjected him to weekly drug and alcohol tests

‘Because he is such that anything is possible. So something will break your heart, but maybe it won’t startle you,” Knoxville said.

Jackass began as an MTV reality comedy series that debuted in 2000 and featured Knoxville, Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy and Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna a variety of wild and dangerous stunt.

The show only ran for three seasons, but spawned a number of films, starting with 2002’s Jackass: The Movie, 2006’s Jackass Number Two, 2010’s Jackass 3D, and 2013’s Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

TV: Jackass began as an MTV reality comedy series that debuted in 2000 and featured Knoxville, Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy, and Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna a variety of and dangerous stunts

TV: Jackass began as an MTV reality comedy series that debuted in 2000 and featured Knoxville, Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy, and Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna a variety of and dangerous stunts

Movies: The show only ran for three seasons, but spawned a number of films, starting with 2002's Jackass: The Movie, 2006's Jackass Number Two, 2010's Jackass 3D, and 2013's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Movies: The show only ran for three seasons, but spawned a number of films, starting with 2002’s Jackass: The Movie, 2006’s Jackass Number Two, 2010’s Jackass 3D, and 2013’s Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

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