Writing in his new book, My Life Outside the Ring, Hulk Hogan said he was nearly driven to suicide over his divorce from ex-wife Linda Hogan and the horrific car accident of his son Nick Bollea.
Hogan said he was so distraught over the end of his marriage and his son’s car accident that he nearly committed suicide. Hogan’s son, Nick Bollea, was convicted for reckless driving and received eight months in jail over an accident earlier this year that resulted in the permanent incapacitation of his passenger, 22-year-old John Graziano. Bollea was released early from prison on October 21 for good behavior and now lives with his mother.
Linda Hogan filed for divorce from Hulk Hogan in 2007 over an alleged affair the former wrestler had with Christiane Plante, a friend ofÂ their daughter, Brooke Hogan. Shortly after the divorce filing, Hogan claims he nearly killed himself in depression. Hogan says he found himself taking Xanax pills and drinking, while holding a loaded gun.
“I could feel the life draining out me,” Hogan writes in My Life Outside the Ring. “It had me curling my index finger on the trigger of a loaded handgun and putting it my mouth… Obviously I didn’t kill myself, but I came damn close.”
Hogan said a phone call from American Gladiators co-host, Laila Ali, brought him out of his depression and helped him on the road to recovery. â€œShe called with no agenda, just to say hi and check on me,â€ Hogan said. â€œIt snapped me out of it. At that moment I switched gears. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. Her voice saved my life, it really did.â€
Hogan appeared on the Today Show on Tuesday to promote his new book and discuss his depression and recovery.
>> Previously: Hulkâ€™s Affair with Brookeâ€™s BFF Christiane Plante Caused Divorce
No sooner had Big Brooke Hogan blabbed to the media that she was yes, indeed, dating OBVIOUS Jackie-O fan Sean Fox Zastoupil…than he was spotted exiting Britney Spears’ house around 3 A.M. this morning. Oops. Sean’s a bit of a man-ho, but do not turn your back on Britney for one SECOND!
Are they back together? Is Sean hiding from Brooke, or is he strictly about sharing Britney’s sunglasses? 3 AM is a bit late! Brit-Brit and Sean’s publicists had no comments.
Brooke is gonna open up a can of whoop-ass on you, Sean. Better get some bigger sunglasses.
Ex wrestler and reality tv fame-seeker Hulk Hogan told Rolling Stone that he “understood OJ Simpson” and considered killing his wife Linda! He says he “took the high road by not slitting Linda’s throat.” LAY OFF THE STEROIDS, Braniac! Hulk and Linda are embroiled in a nasty divorce, and now Linda is considering adding criminal complaints to the mix.
Linda says Hulk has been unfaithful for years, and that he has been violent. After their split, both Linda and Hulk hooked up with lovers – both friends of their children- who were barely out of high-school. Classy!
So, one of the ugliest divorces in Hollywood continues: Linda wants half of Hulk’s 10 million dollar estate AND half of all his future earnings! The battle is sure to get juicier. Snarkista doubts the judge will look kindly on Hulk’s confessions to Rolling Stone.
Holy crap, you rascals who read Playboy better hope this one doesn’t happen, but Big ole Brooke Hogan told the NY Daily News that she’s been approached by the mag to pose naked. Horf! What kind of tranny spread would THAT be?
The report is that “Playboy people came to her and asked her if she would like to pose nude for them. To the dismay to her fans though, she decided she was against it.” According to US Weekly she said “It’s not out of the question for the future, but we’ll have to see.”
Uh, Snarkista didn’t know Brooke really had fans, especially ones who wanted to see her naked…her Pussycat Dolls-wannabe act is horrifying enough! When you imitate those skanks but add about 60 pounds of Hulkness, the result is NOT pretty. Lets hope this idea tucks and runs away FAST.
>> Latest: Somebody Better Tell Brooke Hogan About This
Linda Hogan has revealed what we all pretty much figured out already…that the end of her 24-year marriage to Hulk Hogan was caused by his affair with daughter Brooke’s best friend, Christiane Plante. Christiane enabled Linda in revealing this factoid by blabbing to the National Enquirer. She was the last of many affairs Hulk reportedly had during the marriage.
Linda’s rep said:
â€œWhen Linda discovered Hulk had an affair with Brookeâ€™s best friend, Christiane Plante, she made the decision to call it quits on the marriage. Hulk Hogan is saying anything he can conjure up to make Linda look bad in the media. Hulk has even implies that the VH1 hit show, Hogan Knows Best, was the cause of split in his marriage. Almost every statement that comes out of Hulk’s mouth is a diversionary tactic to deflect attention away from the real reason Linda filed for divorce, two words: HULK’S CHEATING!”
Hulk, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is mum on Linda’s charges. Since Linda filed for divorce in January she’s been dating Charlie Hill, 19, who was a schoolmate of son Speed Racer Nick. Well THAT sure showed him, Linda. Horf.
>> Latest: Hulk Hogan Divorce Nearly Drove Him to Suicide
Behold Big Brooke Hogan at the Bejeweled show Thursday night at Miami’s Funkshion Fashion Week. Brooke is about to cry because she thought she was going to a Bedazzler show to stock up on some fake bling. Reading is hard! Almost as hard as 20 year-old Brooke looks these days.
Snarkista thought this was Brooke’s mom Linda at first. It’s an honest mistake! Linda dates 19 year-old boys too! At least Brooke got the “Funk” part right. We can almost smell her Hulky sweat from here. Horf!
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