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Bam Margera's Painful Kayak Disaster

CAUGHT ON TAPE

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.



Bam Margera

HOSPITALIZED After 100-Ft Kayak Fall

6/1/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bam Margera hospitalizedIn his latest desperate bid for a Darwin Award, Bam Margera kayaked off a 100-foot cliff in Oregon two days ago ... and he landed his ass in very familiar territory ... the hospital.

Bam tweeted the picture yesterday, claiming he had to undergo an emergency hernia operation following the tandem kayak stunt with pro kayaker Steve Fisher.

0601-bam-margera-twitter-subIt's unclear if Fisher was also injured during the fall -- but one thing's for certain ... they're both really, really stupid.

Get well soon.

Bam Margera: I Was

ARRESTED at Mardi Gras

2/22/2012 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bam Margera Arrested! He spent Fat Monday in the custody of the New Orleans Police Department.Bam Margera spent Fat Monday in the custody of the New Orleans Police Department ... after the "Jackass" star got arrested for getting a little too crazy during a Mardi Gras party.

TMZ obtained photos of Bam being escorted into a police station Monday after he was detained by 3 officers in the French Quarter.

We reached out to Bam and asked if he was officially arrested ... and he replied, "Yeah, I was swimming in a pool with my clothes on at Mardi Gras."

He added, "Not really a good story ... but that's what happened."

Sources tell us Bam was soaking wet when he was taken into custody ... and was handcuffed at the scene. 

Bam has since been released -- so far, it's unclear if he was charged with a crime.

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Bam Margera

Gets New Ryan Dunn Tattoo

7/30/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bam Margera got himself some fresh ink this week – a tattoo of his late pal Ryan Dunn on his right shoulder.

Margera, fresh off a few broken ribs from falling down the stairs, got the tat done by the same guy who does Lil Wayne's stuff. 

Bam Hospitalized

After 'Tackling' His Neighbor

7/27/2011 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bam Margera is currently laid up in a hospital bed ... and may have broken several bones ... after he fell down the stairs while "tackling" his neighbor ... TMZ has learned.

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Margera says he was racing his neighbor up a set of stairs ... and promised the guy he could have one of Bam's skateboards if he won -- but, "Somehow I wound up tumbling down the stairs."

Bam explains, "I tackled my neighbor and fell down the stairs horsing around. I’m still in the hospital."

Bam says he's still unsure about the extent of his injuries -- but he may have broken his arm and several ribs.

Johnny Knoxville on Ryan Dunn:

I'm Emotional, Upset

6/27/2011 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Knoxville says he's been running through a gauntlet of emotions since his friend and "Jackass" co-star Ryan Dunn died last week ... ranging from mind-numbing sadness to anger directed at Ryan. 

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Knoxville went to his blog this weekend ... and explained why he froze up while speaking at Ryan Dunn's memorial service last week ... saying he tried his best, but "What came out were the mumblings of a man trying his best not to cry."

Knoxville writes, "Here is what I wished I could have told everyone then."

During the painfully honest blog, Johnny explains how much he loved Dunn -- he loved Dunn's "hair trigger laugh reflex ... Dunn was a great listener ... a great friend ... "as loyal as they come."

But midway through the tribute, Knoxville expresses his discontent with Dunn ... saying, "I'm becoming upset now because this isn't right, goddamnit. Ryan, I had to go wake up Madison and tell her you were gone. Do you know how hard that was?!! She loved you so much and I know you loved her, so why, buddy? Rocko will never get to know you like she did, nor will my daughter that is coming in October. I cry a lot about that."

Knoxville -- who refers to Dunn as his "brother" -- closed the post by saying, "I don't know what else to say right now, so I will close with I love you, Ryan. I have a lot of emotions swirling, but I want you to know I love you so very much."



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Johnny Knoxville:

'I Lost My Brother Ryan Dunn'

6/20/2011 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Knoxville just took to Twitter -- expressing his sadness over the death of his friend, Ryan Dunn -- saying "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie."

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Johnny continued the post saying, "RIP Ryan , I love you buddy."

Knoxville and Dunn famously goofed off in the "Jackass" films together -- and from the sound of the tweet -- it appears they were pretty close.

TMZ also spoke with Jeff Tremaine -- who starred and directed the "Jackass" movies -- who told us, "I feel like I lost a brother. Ryan Dunn was family and we are all deeply devastated."

Wee Man has also tweeted -- "RYAN DUNN-- a super awesome memory was at the J RODY walston & the business show!!! I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-ass dude!!"

Dunn died in a car accident this morning in Pennsylvania -- when his car sped off the road and crashed into the woods. It was "fully engulfed in flames" when police arrived on the scene.

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'Jackass' Star

Dies in Car Crash

6/20/2011 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn died in a car crash in Pennsylvania early this morning ... TMZ has confirmed with Bam Margera's mother.

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34-year-old Dunn appeared in all of the "Jackass" movies -- famously shoving a toy car into his rectum in the first flick back in 2002. 

Dunn and an unidentified person both died in the crash which happened around 3 a.m. at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. It's unclear who was driving the car.

We're told the car caught fire in the crash -- and hours later, a tow truck was called to the scene to remove the charred wreckage.

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Just hours before his death, Dunn posted a photo on Twitter showing himself drinking with friends. 

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Farting Guy in 'Jackass' -- Busted for Weed

1/1/2011 5:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Preston Lacy -- the guy who farted into the fart mask in "Jackass 3D" -- was arrested earlier this month after cops discovered something else with potent fumes ... marijuana.

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TMZ has learned ... Lacy was busted in Oklahoma on December 14 -- after cops say Lacy was in possession of a controlled substance (weed) and drug paraphernalia (rolling papers).

Lacy was charged with two misdemeanors -- and if convicted, he could spend up to two years in prison and face $2,000 in fines.

Attempts to reach Preston were unsuccessful.

TMZ Live: Sheen, Obama and The Situation

6/15/2010 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We took your questions on everything  -- including Charlie Sheen's car going over a cliff again, the First Lady rolling through West Hollywood and The Situation being a diva on the set of "Jersey Shore."

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Plus: Bam Margera's baseball bat beat down.

Bam Margera:

Check Out My Bloody,

Stapled Head

6/15/2010 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When Bam Margera claimed that doctors had to literally staple his head back together after a woman allegedly cracked him with a bat a few days ago -- he wasn't kidding.

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Bam was hanging poolside in L.A. yesterday with a few of his "Jackass" buddies -- when he gave us a look into his busted up melon.

After the peep show, Bam told us he thinks his alleged assailant is in big trouble with the law -- check out the video to get his side of the story.

Bam Concussion

Screwed Up

'Jackass 3-D' Shoot

6/15/2010 4:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bam Margera has a pretty ridiculous problem on his hands -- he says the concussion he suffered this past weekend screwed up his upcoming shoot for "Jackass 3-D" ... because his stunt involved being hit in the head.

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Bam tells TMZ he flew from West Chester, PA to Los Angeles yesterday so he and the boys could shoot the intro to the movie -- in which they're all supposed to take gnarly shots to the dome in 3-D slow motion.

Bam says his head-shot scene has to be rewritten because he suffered a concussion and internal bleeding on Saturday -- when he was allegedly attacked by a bat-wielding 59-year-old woman.

As for Bam's replacement scene ... it's probably gonna hurt anyway.

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Johnny Knoxville

Tough Nut to Crack

6/14/2010 4:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Knoxville is putting his friend's genitals directly in harm's way -- so yeah, nothing new to see here.

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If it looks like Knoxville is on a Ferris wheel trying to throw a basketball at a trampoline 60 ft. below so it hits fellow "Jackass" Chris Pontius in the family jewels ... well, then you're right. That's exactly what he's doing.

We're told Knoxville and his sidekick attempted the stunt  -- filmed Friday in L.A. -- over 90 times ... without much success.

The two Jackasses have a history of getting testy.


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