2-Time WWE Hall of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan was on top of the pro wrestling world during the WWF Golden Era and in the 90s in WCW during the nWo era.
However, being the top star in both the WWF & WCW also took a toll on his body.
The Hulkster had to undergo many surgeries and started taking painkillers to deal with the pain he was going through. Unfortunately, he became addicted to them at one point.
Speaking to Muscle & Health, Hogan opened up about his addiction to painkillers.
“I had doctors writing me prescription after prescription, and all of a sudden, it became a vicious cycle.
I was hitting the pain pills hard because I’d had to endure 25 procedures, including 10 to my back, facial operations from being kicked, knee and hip replacements and abdominal and shoulder surgeries.
There was a period of time, about 5 or 6 years ago, where I was in crazy pain to the extent I couldn’t even function.
When you have back surgery, it takes a good year for your body to recover, yet they were cutting on me every four months. I needed pain meds at that stage, that’s for sure.
But once things started to wind down, they continued giving me the same meds. It got to a point where I’d recovered from the 10th back surgery, and the pharmacy would call me and say, ‘Your prescription’s ready,’ and like a dog chasing a bone, I’d go pick it up.
Then, finally, I just looked at myself and said, ‘I’m not in pain. I don’t need this. My body hurts from all the wrestling injuries, but I’m not in this excruciating pain that I can’t live with.’
But then the CBD took me to a place where my joints don’t hurt so much when I wake up. When I pick weights up, I don’t have to do four or five sets before things start to become clear.
I can tell as soon as the CBD hits my system, it calms everything down. The inflammation instantly went away with CBD.
Usually, my wrists are swollen like crazy by the end of the day. Now they’re fine. I noticed an immediate change as soon as I started on it.”
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