The "Jackass" co-star, who has repeatedly evaded court-ordered rehab this year, hasn't been in contact with the "Reboot" actor for around 18 months, but the actor still "loves" his old pal and wishes him luck in maintaining his sobriety.
He stated: "Give or take six months, it's been roughly a year and a half since I last spoke to Bam. [Director of "Jackass"] Bam and his wife were in a face-to-face meeting with Jeff Tremaine, Steve-O, and I to discuss how to help him.
"Shortly after, we had a group Zoom, and it was the last time I spoke with him.
"Simply put, I adore Bam. I am aware that a lot has occurred. To better himself and his family, all I want is for him to be well. I care about this man and want the best for him."
Bam had filed a lawsuit against Johnny and Paramount for wrongful termination after being fired from "Jackass Forever" for breaking his contract after relapsing; however, he eventually withdrew the claim.
The 51-year-old comedian emphasised that he is still up for the notion of having the skateboarder join the series again, but only if he maintains his sobriety.
When asked if Bam would ever be able to return to the "Jackass" universe, Johnny responded to Variety: "That should be discussed, in my opinion. I merely want him to improve. That is the initial action. Everything else is simply gravy, so he has to take that step and keep taking that step. When discussing someone's life, "Jackass" is irrelevant."
Johnny acknowledged that he has toned down his previous partying, and while he sometimes occasionally indulges in "one too many," it is not a frequent occurrence.
I had to slow down, he added. I was agitated. If you continue to live the same way at 50 as you did at 30, you are a fool. You are not developing as a person if, at 50, you still hold the same beliefs that you did at 30.
"I still occasionally have one too many... And what about that? That's okay. You're okay, Mom! only occasionally