Hulk Hogan, in his new book, My Life Outside the Ring, reveals he nearly shot himself to death after his son was involved in a car accident and his wife filed for divorce more than two years ago.
“It’s not often that a man can pinpoint the moment when life as he knew it began to unravel,” Hulk wrote of Nick’s accident. “For me, it was just after seven thirty on the night of August 26, 2007.
Hulk got into chilling detail regarding the moment he truly contemplated taking his own life, as he brought a weapon into the bathroom. He recalled the thoughts that went through his mind in his hazy state that day, as he had downed a mix of Rum and Xanax in a failed effort to forget his woes.
“Three pounds,” Hogan wrote. “I remember thinking, Three pounds of pressure is all it takes to pull this thing. Do you know how easy that would’ve been? I’d been staring at myself in the bathroom mirror for two days straight. Two days. A gun was in my hand and my ﬁnger was on the trigger and I was thinking, It would just be so easy. I felt like a snake charmer. I was headed down this dark road convincing myself it was a road I wanted to take.
“When did I pick this up?” he said. “Was it in the safe? Did I have it in the car with me the other night? I bought that gun years ago to protect my family. A last resort. Was I really gonna use it for this?”
More than 25 months later, Hulk is in a much better place and ready for another run up the ladder, as the 56-year-old ring vet is slated to dust off his yellow and red wrestling gear for a tour of Australia beginning Nov. 24 in Melbourne, with his opponent being 60-year-old pro wrestling legend Ric Flair. Other notable wrestlers scheduled for action on the tour are Diamond Dallas Page, and some of the Hulkster’s Hogan Knows Best guest stars, Brutus Beefcake and The Nasty Boys.
My Life Outside the Ring hits stores Tuesday, October 27th.