“Jackass” personality Bam Margera says he’s getting mental health help after a series of disturbing videos posted earlier this week.
Margera, 41, had fans worried after appearing in the videos, which detailed his grievances with the film, slated to come out in September. Although he’s still listed on the cast list for the movie on IMDb, he claims he was shut out of the production and called for a boycott.
However, in a follow-up video released Friday on his Instagram, he said he would be getting treatment for bipolar disorder.
“I have some good news. I realized that I’m manic bipolar and yesterday, I had to go . . . crazy because of not knowing for a year and a half whether we’re doing “Jackass” or not. I had to deal with the madness to finally know the answer.”
It was unclear in the video if he meant that he was back on the production of the fourth movie, and reps for “Jackass” and Paramount Pictures have not returned The Post’s requests for comment on Margera’s involvement, nor on his allegations in prior videos.
His alarming appearance this week underscores the many issues the franchise’s actors have experienced since “Jackass” first began airing on MTV in 2000. The series showcased wild stunts in a world before iPhones, social media and YouTube, airing for two years and eventually morphing into nine films and four spin-offs, including “Viva La Bam,” a future spin-off focusing on Margera and his family.
But behind the scenes, key players, including Margera, struggled. With their daring stunts came injuries, followed by painkillers, followed in some cases by addiction.