It doesn't matter if you're unknown in a small town somewhere, or a huge international wrestling star — depression is real, and it can have an effect on anyone.
Hulk Hogan just revealed that after his marriage failed, his show was cancelled, and his son was facing jail time, he too thought about suicide. To him, that was hitting rock bottom.
Just because someone seemingly has a lot to live for doesn't mean a thing when it comes to depression!
Here's what he said to Oprah about it:
'After the show I kinda hit rock bottom. Everything got dark, everything happened at once. 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.”'
Chills. We wouldn't wish those feelings on ANYONE.
So how did he overcome those dark times? A New Year's Eve became the turning point for him — after he left a dinner because of the negativity brewing there.
That's when a young fan approached him:
"Some kid ran up and hugged me and was like, ”Oh I grew up watching you. I didn't have a dad, you're like a dad to me.” And there was another person that said ”Hey Hulk, we love you.' I got sick and tired of being sick and tired."
So he made strides to change!
Incrediballz! We hope he can continue to remain strong — not just for his sake, but for the sake of his family and fans!
He IS well loved, and even when things are most bleak, there is always someone out there that wants you around!
[Image via WENN.]
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