From the very first appearance of Jackass, it has been known for playing pretty gnarly pranks which always fell just on the right side of funny. But, in the wake of the death of star, Ryan Dunn, in 2011, it seemed as though things within the franchise were coming to a close.
Nevertheless, earlier this year, we heard about a potential Jackass reunion. But in the midst of filming, troubled star Bam Margera has made a worrying Instagram post ...
Jackass has always been a controversial fan favorite.
The prank and stunt television phenomenon, which first aired in 2000 as a television show, went on to bring the world 3 hugely successful movies.
Bam was a fan favorite within the franchise.
But then, tragedy struck.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2011, Ryan Dunn was driving under the influence of alcohol and crashed his car in Pennsylvania. There were 2 fatalities - Dunn, and passenger, Zachary Hartwell.
Since losing his best friend, things haven't been going so well for Bam.
via: Getty ImagesHe displayed persistently more and more erratic behavior, including increased reliance on drugs and alcohol, as well as pretty bizarre and frightening mood swings.
In recent months, he hit headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Last March, Bam showed up early for an event and discovered that no audience members had yet arrived. But, instead of waiting it out, he absolutely lost it, screaming at his visibly terrified manager in a way that suggested a loss of touch with reality.
After this March outburst, the star was committed to a facility.
But, since this incident, it appears that things haven't got any better.
And things have only gotten worse from there.
via: Getty ImagesMargera then posted some scrawled handwriting denigrating, not only Boyd (with whom he shares a 2-year-old-child), but also his own mother, April. Fellow Jackass star, Chris Pontius, left a heartfelt public comment on the post, saying: "To Everybody asking the Jackass Guys to help Bam, We are trying and have been, but no matter how loudly help screams his name, it’s up him to want to be better and not somebody who publicly degrades their Wife and Mother and takes accountability for it. I wouldn’t write this publicly, but we all get told to go help Bam so much, I might as well answer."
Another Jackass co-star, Brandon Novak, then reached out.
via: Getty ImagesBut Bam was having none of it, screenshotting the message and captioning it, "Novak writes me after how long?"
Many ex-Jackass cast members reached out to offer help to Bam.
via: InstagramIncluding this heartfelt message from Steve-O, who, himself, has struggled with addiction and mental health issues over the years - but is now clean, sober, and living his best life.
But aside from concerns for Bam's personal wellbeing ...
Leaving many fans feeling pretty upset.Where else would we see such genius comedy as bashing people with a huge prosthetic hand?
Jackass is truly one of a kind.What other million-dollar franchise has a segment dedicated to throwing glasses of water into someone's face and then punching them?
And Jackass fans can rejoice.
via: IMDBAs it's been confirmed a long-awaited part 4 to the iconic trilogy has been greenlit.
And if you were concerned about a lack of new ideas?
via: ShutterstockFear not. "I still write ideas down, just in case I get that twitch again. We're sitting on a ton of new ideas. There were so many that we didn't get to shoot for Jackass 3."
"We have more ideas than we could shoot for Jackass 4, I'll tell you that."Anyone else feeling excited?
But Knoxville is very up for it."I gotta take care of myself, but God, I don't want to stop. Am I sick? If we did Jackass 4, I would commit. But I may need to give my family a break for a second."
Many were excited about the news.
via: FacebookIt's been nearly a decade since we saw anything from the Jackass gang, after all.
Although others had concerns.
Can the Jackass crew even survive this? I think they're too old at this point. https://t.co/vc1CkeGFbz— SJWJamesBond Wants Nazis Banned ︽✵︽ Agent of GIRL (@SJWJamesBond Wants Nazis Banned ︽✵︽ Agent of GIRL)1576731315.0
But, just weeks into the filming process ...
Bam Margera has shared some worrying updates.
He's taken to Instagram again in a truly concerning video.
"If anybody cares about me don't go see their movie."
He even talked about having suicidal thoughts following leaving the film.
We just hope he finds the help he needs ...