Yo, check it out! Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Gene Bollea, is straight up done with painkillers and alcohol. Homeboy is swapping those two vices for CBD, which is being studied for its role in battling addiction. This legend in professional wrestling has gone through 25 surgeries during his career, and doctors had him hooked on opioids like it was no biggie. But Hogan ain’t no fool, he realized he was taking them even when he didn’t need ’em no more.
Now, my man is 70 years old and he spilled the tea on how opioids and alcohol messed with his life for decades. But when he decided to go sober, he knew he had to drop those destructive habits. In a real talk interview with Muscle and Health magazine, Hogan laid it all out on the table. He said, “I’ve had a lot of practice drinking because I wrestled for about forty years, so those guys have a beer every once in a while. But about seven months ago, I decided not to drink any more alcohol.” He went on to say that he was at a New Year’s Eve party and saw some stuff that he wasn’t feelin’. That’s when he had a wake-up call and said, “You know what? I don’t know how I got here, but I’m done.” And let me tell you, my dude feels so much better now that he’s clear-headed and alcohol ain’t temptin’ him no more.
But going sober came with a price. Hogan lost some friends who couldn’t handle him not drinkin’. He said, “I’ve had certain wrestlers look at me in the face and go, ‘If you don’t have a drink with me, you’re not my friend.'” But Hogan ain’t playin’ that game. He told ’em straight up that he’s still their friend, but he ain’t gonna drink just to please ’em. And that’s how you stand your ground, my peeps.
Now, let’s take it back to the 1980s when pro wrestling was at its peak. Hogan was killin’ it in the ring and gettin’ famous with blockbuster cameos and all that jazz. But you know what comes with high-impact sports? Injuries, baby! Hogan had to get surgery after surgery, and those doctors were givin’ him opioids like there was no tomorrow. That’s when things got real messy. Hogan said, “I had doctors writing me prescription after prescription, and all of a sudden, it became a vicious cycle.” He had to pop those pain pills like candy because he had endured so many procedures. The dude had surgeries on his back, face, knees, hips, abdomen—you name it.
But my man ain’t just sittin’ around talkin’ about his past. He’s movin’ forward and talkin’ about his new venture: Hogan’s Hangout. It’s a restaurant he recently opened up in Clearwater, Florida. So if you’re ever in the area, make sure to check it out!
Now let’s get to the good stuff—CBD. Hogan mentioned last May that he found success with CBD and he’s even plannin’ to launch his own brand. You won’t believe who introduced him to CBD—wrestling icon Ric Flair! That dude launched a cannabis line called “Ric Flair Drip” with Carma Holdings founder Chad Bronstein. Hogan said, “Ric Flair, Mike Tyson and the founder and president of Carma Holdings introduced me to CBD.” Those guys came at him like “The Royal Rumble” and he couldn’t resist.
If you haven’t heard about CBD’s benefits yet, listen up! This stuff can help lower cravings for tobacco and heroin, according to research from Harvard Medical School. It can even help with cravings for alcohol, cannabis, opiates, and stimulants. Hogan figured all this out after doin’ his research and realizing how CBD can help people who need it. He said, “I’m really focusing on helping people with their health, whether that’s guys coming back from the war, hardcore drug users, or people who’ve got themselves into the prescription trap following illness or anxiety.” CBD is a game-changer when it comes to sleep and overcoming alcohol abuse.
Hogan’s brand, Immortal, is comin’ soon and it’s gonna have all sorts of products like vapes, cartridges, and pre-rolls. CBD is showin’ some real promise in treating addiction and reducing inflammation. So keep an eye out for Hogan’s brand and give CBD a try if you’re lookin’ for a natural alternative to opioids and alcohol.
And that’s the scoop on Hulk Hogan makin’ a major life change with CBD. Stay tuned for more updates on this wrestling legend. Peace out!