The details were fuzzy: Was Bam Margera of Jackass fame bashed on the head in the wee hours with a pipe or a baseball bat? Was the basher a neighbor of his West Chester club who was mad about the noise? Did he really call her terrible names? Or was it a stunt for his reality show that features inane behavior?
What happened Saturday morning outside The Note nightspot was no stunt, police said Monday. Elizabeth Ray, 59, who lives behind the club, is charged with aggravated assault and other offenses in the beating of Brandon “Bam” Margera, the 30-year-old skateboard phenom and MTV celebrity. He was briefly hospitalized with what his mother described Monday as a severe concussion.
The injuries were enough to send Margera to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where his mother and sometime costar, April Margera, said he was in intensive care for most of Saturday. But not enough, she said, to keep him from getting a doctor’s permission – as long as he doesn’t overdo it – to fly out to Hollywood where he is frantically rewriting the ending of his next movie, Jackass 3-D.