Bam Margera Opens Up on ‘Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn’: I’ve Been ‘Completely Lost’ After Friend Ryan Dunn’s Death

Struggling with the loss. In Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn‘s Wednesday, April 13, episode, Jackass star Bam Margera opens up about his binge-drinking following Ryan Dunn‘s 2011 death in a car accident, as seen in Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek.

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In the VH1 series’ preview clip, the Viva La Bam alum, 36, tells therapist Jenn Mann that his downward spiral with substances began as he was forced to grapple with his Jackass collaborator and close friend Dunn’s passing.

Bam Margera and his mother on Family Therapy
Bam Margera and his mother on Family Therapy. Courtesy of VH1

“It just seems like everything at one point came crashing down,” Margera says. “That’s when it wasn’t even drinking for the fun or for the social part of it. It was just drinking because [of] total depression, kinda.”

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He adds that Dunn’s untimely death led to “just the fact of [me] just being completely lost. Like, ‘Everything sucks, and the only thing that doesn’t suck is this bottle of Johnnie Walker.'”

Ryan Dunn and Bam Margera during The 2006 MTV VMA Forum.
Ryan Dunn and Bam Margera during The 2006 MTV VMA Forum. Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic

Watch the emotional scene in the video above.

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Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn airs on VH1 Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. 

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