"If he hadn't already drank, it was evident that he was going to," Steve-O tells TooFab of his "Jackass" co-star, Bam Margera.
Steve-O stopped by TooFab to chat about everything from getting kicked in the crotch to his upcoming projects when the topic of his "Jackass" buddy's recent mugging came up. Bam shared the news on Instagram earlier this week, telling the camera he had just been robbed of $500 during a shady taxi ride from the airport to Cartagena. He then cracked open a beer.
Regarding Bam's seven months of sobriety, Steve-O said, "I guess. I don't know that that's the case, but perhaps."
When pressed on what he meant, Steve-O was hesitant.
"I mean, I don't know. And I don't want him to [feel like] I'm attacking him or calling him out, I just think that there were signs that, if he hadn't already drank, it was evident that he was going to," Steve-O explained. "The signs were there. I think if you're a sober alcoholic that you kind of can tell."
"When people are on the path, sort of doing the things that sober people do, it's evident," he continued. "It's evident that he's not been ready or willing to do the simple things that sober people do that make our lives really great. It's sad, and I wish that I could somehow force him to want to do these things and get healthy and have a great life, but it doesn't work that way. You can't push people into it."
Steve-O said he reached out to Bam even before the incident because he saw something on his Instagram that "alarmed" him. He didn't elaborate further.
"Let's say he did get drunk because of being robbed -- we call that the philosophy of a man who having a headache hits himself in the head with a hammer so that he cannot feel the ache," Steve-O said. "Way to go. Now you got two problems."
Bam claims to have been sober since checking into rehab in January of this year following a DUI arrest in Los Angeles. TooFab has reached out to him for comment.
In March of this year, Steve-O celebrated a decade of sobriety.
"Hard to believe it's been an entire decade since I've had a drink or a drug," he tweeted at the time. "I just can't put into words how grateful I am for Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the guys who locked me up in a psychiatric ward on March 9, 2008, where this journey began. Thank you, dudes. I love you."
Hard to believe it’s been an entire decade since I’ve had a drink or a drug. I just can’t put into words how grateful I am for @realjknoxville and the rest of the guys who locked me up in a psychiatric ward on March 9, 2008, where this journey began. Thank you, dudes, I love you. pic.twitter.com/10dUWO5ViZ— Steve-O (@steveo) March 10, 2018