Johnny Knoxville opens up about Bam Margera not being in Jackass Forever and commenting on his lawsuit: 'It's really heartbreaking'

With just weeks left until his highly-anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy surrounding one of his Jackass brothers, Bam Margera.

Production had just gotten under way on the movie in March 2020 before filming was swiftly shut down due to COVID-19, and when production resumed in the fall, Margera wasn't asked back, after reportedly testing positive for Adderall.

The 50-year-old actor and comedian opened up about Margera in a wide-ranging interview with Variety, where he reveals he wished Bam was a part of the movie...  but revealed he needs help.

Johnny talks: With just weeks left until his highly-anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy surrounding one of his Jackass brothers, Bam Margera

Johnny talks: With just weeks left until his highly-anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy surrounding one of his Jackass brothers, Bam Margera

Bam needs help: The 50-year-old actor and comedian opened up about Margera in a wide-ranging interview with Variety , where he reveals he wished Bam was a part of the movie... but revealed he needs help

Bam needs help: The 50-year-old actor and comedian opened up about Margera in a wide-ranging interview with Variety , where he reveals he wished Bam was a part of the movie... but revealed he needs help

'We wanted him all throughout the movie, but unfortunately that’s not the way it worked out,' Knoxville said.

Margera's name is listed 45th out of the 49 stunt performers in the movie, which opens in theaters February 4, and it was confirmed he will only appear in one stunt in the movie, presumably filmed before the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020. 

'It’s really heartbreaking. I love Bam. We all love Bam. He’s our brother, you know? You just hope that he takes it upon himself to get the help that he needs, because we all care about him a lot,' Knoxville said.

Wanted: 'We wanted him all throughout the movie, but unfortunately that¿s not the way it worked out,' Knoxville said

Wanted: 'We wanted him all throughout the movie, but unfortunately that’s not the way it worked out,' Knoxville said

Margera has made a lot of headlines lately, being taken to rehab by Florida police in September.

He also filed a lawsuit against Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass team over being fired from Jackass Forever.

He alleges that Knoxville and Jackass co-creators Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze pressured Margera into signing a 'wellness agreement' in 2019.

Rehab: Margera has made a lot of headlines lately, being taken to rehab by Florida police in September

Rehab: Margera has made a lot of headlines lately, being taken to rehab by Florida police in September

Lawsuit: He also filed a lawsuit against Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass team over being fired from Jackass Forever

Lawsuit: He also filed a lawsuit against Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass team over being fired from Jackass Forever

Margera alleges he didn't have time to run the document by a lawyer but stated that it forced him into taking a slew of prescription drugs and subjected him to weekly drug and alcohol tests.

He called their behavior, 'inhumane' and 'discriminatory,' likening his treatment to the Britney Spears conservatorship. 

When asked about the lawsuit and whether or not it surprised him, Knoxville responded, 'Yes and no.'

No time: Margera alleges he didn't have time to run the document by a lawyer but stated that it forced him into taking a slew of prescription drugs and subjected him to weekly drug and alcohol tests

No time: Margera alleges he didn't have time to run the document by a lawyer but stated that it forced him into taking a slew of prescription drugs and subjected him to weekly drug and alcohol tests

'Because he’s in such a way that anything’s possible. So, something will break your heart — but it might not shock you,' Knoxville said.

Jackass started as an MTV reality comedy series that debuted in 2000 and featured Knoxville, Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy and Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna performing a variety of wild and dangerous stunts.

The show only ran for three seasons but spawned a number of movies starting with 2002's Jackass: The Movie, 2006's Jackass Number Two, 2010's Jackass 3D and 2013's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. 

TV: Jackass started as an MTV reality comedy series that debuted in 2000 and featured Knoxville, Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy and Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna performing a variety of wild and dangerous stunts

TV: Jackass started as an MTV reality comedy series that debuted in 2000 and featured Knoxville, Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Preston Lacy and Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna performing a variety of wild and dangerous stunts

Movies: The show only ran for three seasons but spawned a number of movies starting with 2002's Jackass: The Movie, 2006's Jackass Number Two, 2010's Jackass 3D and 2013's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Movies: The show only ran for three seasons but spawned a number of movies starting with 2002's Jackass: The Movie, 2006's Jackass Number Two, 2010's Jackass 3D and 2013's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

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Johnny Knoxville opens up about Bam Margera not being in Jackass Forever

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