Published November 21, 2013
Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan has revealed that he contemplated suicide in 2007 when his reality TV show “Hogan Knows Best” was canceled.
In a clip from “Oprah: Where are they now?”, Hogan (whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea) said that the show’s cancellation, combined with his son’s involvement in a serious car accident and his struggling marriage left him at “rock bottom.”
“Everything got dark, everything happened at once,” Hogan said.
“I was drinking alcohol very heavily. It just all kept piling up, it all kept mounting and mounting I didn’t know how to handle it. I always wondered how could someone possibly take their own life and so I got to that point where I said, ‘You know what, maybe this would be easy. You know, maybe this would be an easy way to fix things.’”
“I now realize I had to go through all this stuff to be who I am today, to make me who I am today,” Hogan said.