Bam Margera was knocked unconscious on Saturday following a brutal attack in Iceland at the Secret Solstice Festival according to a Sunday, June 21 report from TMZ. A festival spokesperson stated that Bam Margera was in a “really weird condition” as he attempted to strong-arm his way into the production room.
The spokesman claims that the “Jackass” star started heckling two women who attempted to block him and keep him from entering. The situation quickly turned bad for Margera who was then punched in the face. Video footage of the incident, obtained by TMZ.com, shows Bam Margera actively and verbally confronting a group of people in the area when a fight broke out. Margera was knocked to the ground during the altercation.
Conflicting reports reveal some confusion in details, one report claims that rapper Gisli Palmir that threw the first punch, while two other men also began attacking Margera knocking him to the ground. Bam Margera was reported to have gotten to his feet to walk away but is seen in the clip collapsing at the exit as he appears to lose consciousness.
Bam, coincidentally enough has his own version of the incident revealing that the attack had nothing to do with heckling two women, that he was just violently attacked “a scumbag” who helps run the festival.
Margera claims he didn’t harass anyone except The Earth Rocker’s “scumbag” former publicist, Leon Hill, whom he says owes the band a ton of cash. Bam Margera stated that he found out that Leon Hill used him and others to start a Youtube channel two years ago and has been raking in all the cash. Margera reveals that he set up a trap for Hill at Secret Solstice, sending a messenger to inform him that an interviewer from Rolling Stone magazine wanted to speak with him.
“He comes up thinking it’s a Rolling Stone interviewer just to find me,” he recounted. Margera then claims he was brutally attacked by the men. “It has nothing to do with anything else. Leon Hill is a scumbag, watch out,” stated Bam.
The video is said to clearly reveal that one of the men attacking Bam Margera is Palma, and at least one other man throwing fists into Margera’s face and head before falling to the ground. The Earth Rocker frontman further told Visir that he would be filing charges with Reykjavík police over the alleged assault. Bam Margera shared an Instagram post revealing his bloodied face with fellow pro skater/musician Chuck Treece, Finnish drummer Jussi 69 and former Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy seems to vow to get revenge against Hill.
“Leon hill on hill on hill, bad karma is coming to you,” Margera posted. “I love what u did to me.”
This is not the first time Bam Margera has been involved in a violent assault. In 2010, Bam was allegedly attacked with a baseball bat by a woman outside of his bar in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Margera spent the night at Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he was treated for head injuries. Elizabeth Ray, the alleged assailant, stated that Bam Margera verbally attacked her used “the n-word.” Ray claimed she did not attack Margera. Bam denied having said the words, claiming “I called her a crazy b**ch and an idiot, but I definitely didn’t use the n-word.” Do you believe Bam Margera is the victim of bad luck or does trouble seem to follow him, usually landing on his face?