Hulk Hogan Almost Killed Himself

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There was Xanax. There was rum. And there was Hulk Hogan's finger on the trigger of a gun.

But the former pro wrestler says a surprise phone call in December 2007 caused him to reconsider suicide.

In his upcoming book, "My Life Outside the Ring," Hogan details this horrific evening - which supposedly started at a strip club - and writes that Laila Ali (who co-hosted the updated version of American Gladiators with Hulk at the time) saved his life with a lucky, opportunistic call just seconds before he might have ended it.

What had pushed Hogan so close to the edge? The actions of his wife of 23 years, he writes.

"Hell, [Linda's] spending time with a 19-year-old boyfriend - in the house that I pay for," wrote Hogan of his ex's affair with Charlie Hill.

In the memoir, which will be released on October 27, Hogan also alleges that Linda is an alcoholic that threatned to beat son Nick with a wine bottle after his major car accident in August 2007.

Hulk claims a civil suit brought against him by the family of Nick's passenger - who is now permanently brain-damaged - is "for more money than I've made in my whole career."

Hmmm... no way that would prompt him to exaggerate stories in an autobiography, right?

We're not saying the man isn't troubled (just look at his family!), but it's hard not to raise an eyebrow when he details a last-second reprieve from suicide in a book that's going on sale while he's having financial problems. Just sayin.


Hulk Hogan Quotes

I had a real period where I had a tough, tough time. I got caught off guard with this divorce thing. I didn't see it coming. My son is doing better. I pray for my wife every day. I am very grateful because we realize how very blessed we are. Now that we are aware, we are walking in the spirit of God. We are cool. We are way cool.

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I was offered lots of [reality] shows when I was making my career comeback against The Rock, but I kept saying no. But years later, it was my daughter’s career and son’s racing career that we were thinking about. We saw the Ashlee Simpson show and Jessica Simpson’s and Lindsay Lohan on the big screen and we just didn’t haven’t a vehicle to compete. But I considered it, because this time it was about the Hogan family rather than Hulk Hogan; they all wanted to do it and I tried to warn them about what they were in for. Now look what happened.

Hulk Hogan