Hulk Hogan on surgeries, pain and the use of cannabis and painkillers


Hulk Hogan on surgeries, pain and the use of cannabis and painkillers
Hulk Hogan on surgeries, pain and the use of cannabis and painkillers © Kevin Winter / Getty Images Entertainment

Hulk Hogan is a man we don't need to talk much about. The successes behind him are a sufficient indication of how great he is at his job. However, Hogan had many surgeries in his career. This was causing him enormous pain, for which he had to take painkillers.

Hulk also used cannabis. “Well, I mean, you know, I’ve been down that road with the pain pills. You know, in the last 12 years, I’ve had 25 surgeries. So I mean, you know, the knees, the hips, 10 back surgeries, a couple of shoulder surgeries, abdominal surgeries, orbital socket surgeries, so I know what it’s like when the doctor goes, “Here’s a prescription.’ I mean, sometimes when you’re in such pain after 7,8,9,10 back surgeries, you’d rather just jump off a cliff than live another day.

So it’s really easy to fall into that situation. A lot of other wrestlers that have passed away have fallen into that situation and then there’s a lot of people that have been deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait that, you know, have serious issues.

So it’s just like a more natural way to walk things back, a more natural way to get on track and get back to normal so it makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons”. - he said, as quoted by

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Hulk Hogan also spoke about the reasons why he returned to WWE.

His motive, desire, and passion for wrestling are really something special. “My whole reason for going up there was of course to wrestle The Rock, you know and of course, heels are meant to be beat. ‘It was a fluke.

I slipped on a banana peel. He could ever do it again’, whatever, I could have kept my heat because my intention was to have a two-year run with Stone Cold because he was red hot at the time I was dying to get in his shorts, man, and make some money, you know, and so it was kind of like, you know, because I know Steve had some physical issues and stuff with his nerves and his legs and stuff, so I was just like, the air was let out of the balloon when I didn’t get a chance to run with him because that would have been crazy”.

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