Entertainment TV 'Jackass' Star Bam Margera Reveals He's Checking Himself into Alcohol Rehab for the Third Time The pro skateboarder, who has struggled with alcoholism for years, made the announcement late Monday night By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 1, 2019 06:22 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Bam Margera with his son, Phoenix. Photo: Bam Margera/Instagram Bam Margera is checking into alcohol rehab for the third time. Late Monday evening, the 39-year-old pro skateboarder and former star of Jackass — who has been open about his struggle with alcoholism — announced the news on Instagram that he was entering treatment once again. “Off to alcohol rehab for the 3rd time,” he captioned a shot of himself holding his 1-year-old son Phoenix Wolf, whom he shares with his wife, Nicole Boyd. “I am hoping the term 3rd time is a charm is true.” Margera’s decision to enter rehab for alcoholism comes a year after his most recent stint in treatment, which was announced following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. “Thanks to @johnnyschillereff of element skateboards for checking me into alcohol rehab today. No phones here, see y’all soon,” he wrote in an Instagram post in January 2018. He also shared a snapshot of his bathroom inside the facility. “Rehab privileges- having my own bathroom, i can piss and floss simultaneously, and I get to use my phone an hour a day!” he added. Bam Margera. Picture Perfect/REX/Shutterstock Jackass Star Bam Margera Checks into Rehab After Getting Arrested for DUI Margera was arrested last year in Los Angeles for “driving under the influence of alcohol.” The incident marked the first time Margera had been taken into custody for a DUI. His bail was set at $15,000, and he was released shortly after, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His mother, April, later told Page Six that her son was focusing on the future and getting professional help after the incident. “He feels a lot better,” she said. “He had a bad night. He’s embarrassed by it. He’s mad at himself for being stupid. Now he just wants to pick up the pieces and move forward for himself and for his family.” RELATED VIDEO: Former ‘Jackass’ Star Bam Margera Is A Dad Margera previously opened up to PEOPLE about learning to skateboard again after years of alcohol abuse, crediting the sport with helping him get his life back on track after hitting rock bottom. “I took a five-year hiatus from skating because I had bone spurs, so instead I was making money by doing nightclub appearances, which basically was shooting photos and taking shots with the locals,” he said. “So I was s—bag wasted every night, and eventually was like, ‘This has to stop.’ Once I woke up in my own puke and p–, I knew I had to cut it off.” “I just reached a point where drinking got really old,” he added. “I just looked at the big picture, like, ‘What am I doing? I’m not doing anything, just sitting in a bar in Westchester cracking jokes with the locals.’ So I stopped.” Margera’s Jackass costar Ryan Dunn died in 2011 while driving under the influence of alcohol.