Hulk Hogan mistakenly pays tribute to Bam Margera after thinking that he was dead
Oh to be Hulk Hogan, hey? Oh to be a man who is so heavily tanned that your skin resembles leather. Oh to be quite possibly the only person on earth who believes that a white handlebar moustache, a mullet and a bandana is actually a good look. We'd all like to be Hulk Hogan, wouldn't we?
I imagine that Hulk Hogan doesn't live in the real world. I imagine Hogan's life is just a sea of yellow and red. I bet he has Hulk Hogan bed sheets and a yellow and red car. I bet that Hulk Hogan votes for the presidential candidate that most resembles Hulk Hogan.
Such is Hulk Hogan's oblivious nature to the rest of the world, he woke up this morning convinced Bam Margera had died. Taking to Twitter account this morning, Hogan issued a tribute to the Jackass star and pro skater, writing: "Damn Bam I wish you were still with us, I sure would love to hang out again my brother love u miss u HH."
Of course, Margera is alive and kicking and Hulk quickly deleted his tweet, explaining that he got confused between Bam and the late Ryan Dunne.
Dunn, a fellow Jackass performer, died seven years ago in 2011 in a car accident. After quickly realising that his apology was doing nothing to help the situation, Hogan deleted the tweet. However, social media had already noticed the slip-up.
Of course, the mistake is actually an easy one to make. Dunn and Margera were best friends and starred together on Jackass, Viva La Bam and Radio Bam. After Dunn died, Bam was left devastated, telling MTV at the time: "He was my best fucking friend in the world. It's been five days now, and I can't stop crying, man. I just don't think it should've been him."
Since the death, Bam has been troubled, with the star recently checking into rehab following an arrested for drink driving. His mom, April, told Page Six:
“He decided to go to rehab in LA so we’re putting that program into place.
“How long he stays is to be determined but he’ll want to keep that private.
“He feels a lot better. 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.”
“Everybody has a different story and everybody is going through different things. It’s not an instant fix. He’s been seeing therapists. There are going to be hiccups when you’re battling addiction. You’re not going to be 100 percent successful the first time. He’s getting a handle and the upside of this thing. He’s learning as he goes.”
Bam's friend, Steve-O, also offered words of encouragement to the struggling star: "Rehab is like a gym. Just because you've got a gym membership doesn't mean you're going to get really fit. It just depends on what you do when you get there," he told TMZ.
He also warned that there's no safe way for recovering alcoholics to have a relationship with alcohol. Saying: "I think the idea that with alcoholism you can sort of be doing better... there's just no shades of grey with it. You're either sober or you're loaded. You can't manage it."
It remains to be seen if Bam will respond to Hulk's shoutout, but given that he's been in rehab, I doubt he'll be out partying any time soon.