Bam Margera hospitalized after falling 100ft cliff in kayak
"Jackass" star Bam Margera hospitalized for emergency hernia surgery after doing a 100 ft cliff jump in a kayak.
The daredevil Tweeted a photo of himself on May 31, laying in a hospital bed, telling fans that he had to undergo an emergency hernia operation.
On May 30, Margera posted a photo of the act which landed him in the hospital, a "100 ft tandem kayak jump with pro kayaker Steve Fisher in Oregon."
The 32-year-old apparently hasn't given up his risk-taking antics and was still in the hospital on Friday.
Margera was heartbroken last year over the death of his best friend Ryan Dunn, who died in a car crash in June 2011. The pair appeared together on MTV's "Jackass" series.
Margera was in Arizona at the time of the accident and was told he needed to speak to his brother immediately and said, "It was pretty much the worst news I've ever heard in my life... He was my best (expletive) friend in the world. It's been five days now and I can't stop crying man. I just don't think it should've been him."
Dunn crashed his Porsche in Pennsylvania, killing himself and a passenger. Local police told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement that Dunn, 34, was drunk at the time and that he was driving between 132 and 140 miles per hour.
Following the end of "Jackass" in 2002, the cast, which included Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O, appeared in "Jackass: The Movie" and two successful sequels.
Margera appeared on a spin-off series, "Viva La Bam," which followed him and his family. He also appeared on "Bam's Unholy Union," which followed him and his fiance Missy, following up to their wedding in 2007. They have since separated.