Bam Margera of "Jackass" fame claimed that his recent 100-foot tandem waterfall plunge with pro kayaker Steve Fisher was one of the gnarliest stunts he has ever performed. It was also among the more painful, requiring a hernia operation in an Oregon hospital. Video footage of the stunt, performed in Oregon at the end of May, was released Monday (the first footage of the actual plunge airs at the 1:20 mark).
Margera announced the stunt via Twitter on May 30, stating: "Just did a 100ft tandem kayak jump with pro kayaker Steve Fisher in Oregon!"
The next day the reality TV star, who is famous for his pranks and stunts, Tweeted a photo of himself in the hospital.
Contour, which makes mountable cameras, posted a photo of the kayak going over the falls Friday on its Facebook page, and on Monday released the footage.
It shows the dangerous plunge from many angles -- Margera was unseated upon impact -- and from every angle it indeed looked gnarly.
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Bam Margera was hospitalized on Thursday after kayaking over a 100-foot waterfall in Oregon. The 'Jackass' star was riding tandem with pro kayaker Steve Fisher.
There is no word on whether Fisher was also injured but Margera had to undergo an emergency hernia operation as a result of the accident.
Margera, being no stranger to trips to the ER for his crazy stunts, tweeted pics of his most recent stay shown here.
Here's a little treat for all you Bam-a-Maniacs. Back before he was aJackass, he actually was a pro skater who would film video sectionslike this one for the 1998 video, Jump Off A Building. Check out Bam pre-Labo, pre-Element, pre-Heart-a-gram, destroying FDRcourtesy of Thrasher and Toy Machine:
TMZ caught up with Bam Margera to get a little insight into whathappened the other night that resulted in him being beaten with a batby a crazy lady. They aren't polite over there at that celebrity obsessed site and don't give an embedcode. And I'm for sure not going to steal the video because if you've everwatched an episode of that stupid show, you know the guy who runs it isa lawyer. After each show ends his head pops up and he goes, "I'm alawyer."
Just click here to check it out.