Only in “Jackass” world would an accidental head injury prevent someone from suffering a planned head shot. According to TMZ, the assault on Bam Margera this weekend could prevent the “Viva la Bam” star from participating in the filming of the opening sequence of the upcoming “Jackass 3-D” movie.
Bam was assaulted early Saturday morning and beaten with a bat wielded by a 59-year-old woman, following a noise complaint at the Note, the bar that Margera owns in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Ray, who lives on the same block as the bar, attacked Margera with a bat at around 2 a.m. on Saturday.
She was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. She posted $10,000 bail shortly after her arrest. Ray professed her innocence to the Philadelphia Daily News, claiming that Margera used racial slurs during their initial argument about the noise. “He called me the N-word,” she said. “I’m innocent, and he’s a jackass, just like his movies.”
Margera was taken via ambulance to Chester County Hospital and treated for his injuries, and at press time no update was available on his condition. “Jackass” co-star Steve-O told TMZ that Margera had been brought into the intensive care unit of the hospital and was released a few hours later. “I think he’s gonna be OK,” Steve-O told TMZ.
The one lasting effect of the beating is that the concussion Margera suffered has complicated his participation in the upcoming shoot for the intro to the third “Jackass” movie. TMZ reported that Margera flew to Los Angeles on Monday for the shoot, which calls for the entire “Jackass” crew to take some hard shots to the skull in slow-motion 3-D. Margera reportedly told the site that his head shot had to be rewritten because of the concussion and internal bleeding he suffered in the assault.
A spokesperson for Margera could not be reached for comment at press time. “Jackass 3-D” is slated to hit theaters in October.