WWE Hall of Famer opens up about addiction to pain meds and alcohol

In a recent interview with Muscle And Health, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan touched on a number of topics, specifically about the physical toll pro wrestling has taken on his body over the decades. Hogan also opened up about his addiction to prescription painkillers following a string of surgeries.

“I had doctors writing me prescription after prescription, and all of a sudden, it became a vicious cycle.”

Hogan told Muscle And Health he hit the pain medication hard because he had to endure 25 surgeries, which included 10 to his back, facial operations from being kicked, hip replacements, shoulder and abdominal surgeries.

Also during the interview, the 70-year old Hogan shared details on making a decision earlier this year to stop drinking.

“About seven months ago, I decided not to drink any more alcohol. I was at a New Year’s Eve party, and I saw a bunch of stuff that I didn’t condone or like. I saw myself in this environment and I went, ‘You know what? I don’t know how I got here, but I’m done.”

Hogan gives credit to cannabidiol, which is more widely known as CBD, for helping him reach a turning point with his pain management. Hogan noted that fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson are just two of many individuals who introduced him to the possible benefits of CBD.

“At first, I was confused, because I’d never used CBD. I didn’t understand the health aspects of what it can do for you as far as energy, sleep or getting off hard drugs or pharmaceuticals slowly and winding down are concerned...took me to a place where my joints don’t hurt so much when I wake up… I can tell as soon as the CBD hits my system, it calms everything down. … I noticed an immediate change as soon as I started it.”

Hogan concluded by saying that he is enjoying life on the beach, playing the bass for fun when his daughter Brooke comes to visit, working on his cars and partying hard and sober.

According to Muscle and Fitness Hogan has lost around 40 pounds this year, dropping from 300 to 260.

Hogan owns the the Hangout in Clearwater, Florida. At his establishment, you can enjoy bottomless drinks, live entertainment, karaoke and great dinner-style food. On Monday nights, Hogan shows up at the restaurant to visit with fans.

Source: Fox News and Muscle And Health

Back in May Hogan announced his new health and wellness brand today. His brand joins Mike Tyson‘s “Tyson 2.0” and Ric Flair‘s “Ric Flair Drip” as a Carma HoldCo brand. The product line includes functional mushrooms, CBD, and THC. He serves as its Chief Brand Officer.

Hogan is set to enter his third marriage. It was reported last month, that he proposed to Sky Daily a little over a year ago at a restaurant in Tampa,. Florida.