By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
01:15 08 Jun 2023, updated 01:44 08 Jun 2023
- Margera was taken in for a 5150 psychiatric hold Sunday after he took to social media threatening to end his life if he could not reunite with his son
- Odom met with the one-time MTV star at a medical facility Tuesday offering help
- Margera was headed to detox and then into a separate facility
Bam Margera was released from a psychiatric hospital Wednesday, after he was taken in on a 5150 psychiatric hold, and went directly into a rehab center ran by Lamar Odom.
The 43-year-old TV personality, sources told TMZ, was personally greeted by Odom, 43, as he was released from the hospital and is headed to detox at one of the Odom Wellness Treatment Centers ran by the NBA alum.
The Viva La Bam star is currently detoxing at one of Odom’s facilities, and after that process is complete, will head to another spot Odom owns.
Odom on Tuesday visited the Jackass alum at the medical facility he was being held in to extend the offer to stay at one of his facilities amid his times of trouble.
Odom was ‘serious’ about his offer of help to Margera, insiders told TMZ, adding that the one-time MTV star was ‘receptive to going to rehab’ and ‘hugged it out’ with Odom in the meeting.
Odom has opened up a trio of treatment facilities nationwide, with two of them based in Southern California, the outlet reported. They include Project West in San Diego, Wavelengths in Huntington Beach, California, and Gold Bridge Addiction Center in Louisburg, Kansas.
It was not immediately clear which facility Margera was taken to after his release from the hospital.
Insiders told the outlet that Margera is focused on rehabilitating himself for the sake of his five-year-old son Phoenix, who he shares with estranged wife Nicole Boyd, 39.
Margera on Sunday was located by authorities at a Trejo’s Tacos location in Los Angeles and taken in for a 5150 psychiatric hold after he took to social media threatening to end his life if he could not reunite with his son.
Margera had taken to social media Thursday in a clip he later deleted, claiming he would ‘smoke crack’ until he died unless he was able to see his son.
‘I haven’t seen Phoenix in two f***ing months,’ Margera said. ‘I have to wake up every day, knowing that I probably won’t get to talk to him or see him.’
In the clip, Margera was critical of Boyd for not letting him speak to their son, as well as his parents April and Phil Margera, saying they spurred him to drink.
‘I’m going to smoke crack with the bums down at the f***ing boardwalk until I’m dead unless you deliver me f***ing Phoenix,’ he said in the clip. ‘Get to work Nikki, or anyone that wants to help. I want Phoenix.’
Margera’s attorney Peter W. Thompson last week told TMZ Wednesday, said that Boyd had taken steps to cut Margera off from Phoenix over the past two months amid their ongoing litigation.
Boyd has not allowed Margera to communicate with his child via phone or FaceTime, Thompson said, adding that the last time the Viva La Bam star had contact with his child was on March 29 during an in-person visit in California.
That interaction did not go well, as Margera was seen in a clip on the site arguing with Boyd inside a Burbank, California restaurant over time spent with the child. The Jackass alum was seen arguing with Boyd in the clip, telling her, ‘Phoenix has his own mind. Let him have his own mind!’
He was subsequently arrested in connection with public intoxication in the wake of the incident.
That marked the most recent time that Margera has had any communication with his son, Thompson told the outlet.
Boyd and Margera split up in 2021, and in September of that year, Boyd went to court to request full custody of their son.
Boyd filed in Los Angeles to legally separate from Margera this past February, saying the cause was irreconcilable differences, and requested the court award her spousal support, as well as legal and physical custody of their child.
Thompson told the outlet that Margera and Boyd had unsuccessfully tried to set up a routine where he would speak to his son via FaceTime, but it never came to fruition.
Margera’s camp said they find it ‘completely unreasonable’ that Boyd will not pick up the FaceTime or phone calls he has made, as it poses no danger to the child, the outlet reported.
Margera has complained in court about the issue, and Boyd responded that she was fine with him having visits with the child, provided they took place in California, where she resides, and he was sober.
Sources told the outlet that Margera remains paying Boyd’s home and car expenses, and that he remains amenable to working out an arrangement with Boyd and her lawyers for any level of communication.
Boyd’s lawyer David Glass cited Margera’s conduct in his response to the outlet.
‘From Nikki’s perspective, Bam’s continued instability is what makes connecting him and Phoenix difficult,’ Glass said. ‘But, Nikki remains open to regular FaceTime communication, so long as Bam is not impaired during the calls, and so long as Bam does not denigrate Nikki during the calls.’
Margera has made headlines in recent months amid a spate of legal issues, including an altercation with his brother, who has accused him of drug use. Margera had denied the accusations.