Bam’s Post-Alcoholic Skate Comeback | “Adio gave me a check for $377,000. So I walked into the Lamborghini dealership + there was a Murcielago convertible… “
Bam Margera might be more responsible for skateboardings mainstream popularity than anyone. It was sad to see him struggling with alcohol after Ryan Dunn passed away. Looks like things are looking up now that he’s back into skating.
Years ago you said you stopped skating because your feet were messed up. What happened?
Yeah, well, it was like bone spurs in my feet, I had like six of them. The reason why I took so long to get them fixed was because it didn’t hurt to walk or run, it just hurt to land tricks skating. So it was never really a rush to go get them fixed.
Then four or five years went by where I didn’t skate, and if I did skate it was simply cruising around FDR or at the park at my house, but nothing serious. Then winter came and I was in Estonia editing a movie about this guy Andy Mccoy. He plays in a band Hanoi Rocks with Iggy Pop. It was like October and it was already snowing and dark by 3:00pm. I was like, I’m gonna kill myself if I don’t get to Barcelona and skate. So I flew to Barcelona, bought my first skateboard in 20 years and met up with Winkle [filmer]. From there, we’ve kind of been taking a road trip all over Spain for about 2 months.