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Bam Margera's Painful Kayak Disaster


6/11/2012 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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061112_bam_waterfall_launchBam Margera's guts busted through his abdominal lining when he plummeted over a 100 ft cliff in a kayak ... and now TMZ has obtained footage of the stunt that sent Bam to the E.R.

We broke the story ... the "Jackass" star needed emergency surgery to fix a nasty hernia he sustained during the kayak stunt at an Oregon waterfall last week with pro kayaker Steve Fisher.

In the footage, Fisher warns Margera to "tense everything" before they go off the cliff -- but when the duo smash into the water, the force of the impact was so intense, Bam was ejected from the vessel ... and he suffered damage to his abdominal wall.

Moments after the stunt, Bam was seen smiling and laughing ... but he soon realized something was wrong and went to a hospital ... where doctors performed emergency surgery to treat the hernia.

When we caught up with Bam after the incident, the daredevil told us he might need more surgery in the fall.


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Is it me or is the dude that narrates these video's for TMZ just fricken annoying! Its not funny at all!

861 days ago


I actually used to find Bam entertaining, but the novelty has kinda worn off.

861 days ago


I'm sorry but Bam has already put in his work. He no longer needs to be doing stupid stunts to impress people. This is clearly for some dumb tv show but why did they put him in the front when this is his first time? They wanted him to fall out.

861 days ago


Every time I read about this guy, he gets a little bit closer to meeting up with his pal Ryan Dunne. (Loved the "Waterfalls" song btw...)

861 days ago


Which waterfall was that?

860 days ago


I have an abdominal hernia, actually I have two at the moment and have had surgery twice. The bad thing about them is they come back alot. Once you have the first one fixed you can get incisional hernias where a new one breaks through the place where it was fixed. This kid needs to slow his roll and act like an adult now.

860 days ago
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