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Hulk Hogan Might Need An 11th Back Surgery, But He’s Hoping To Avoid It

Hulk Hogan says he might need another back surgery, but he’s hoping that’s not the case.

Hogan recently spoke with Danni Levy for Muscle And Health where he shared that he was having more back issues. Hogan, who has had ten previous back surgeries, said he has issues with some vertebrae and wants to avoid another surgery if possible.

“Our good friend Ric Flair put my back out last year,” Hogan explained. “I have a hard time walking. I went and had a myogram done this week because they’re talking about back surgery number eleven, which I truly hope I can avoid. The problem goes from my tailbone all the way up to my shoulder blades. They say above the hardware, there are a couple of vertebrae that are bad. That was my fault because I did some crazy stuff in Australia with Ric right after I had back surgery and messed them up. I’ve been praying the disc is not touching the spinal cord so I can avoid going under the knife again. It’s just hard to walk a distance. I start doing the hunchback walk if I walk too far.

“Right now, I’m enjoying life on the beach,” Hogan added. “Playing the bass for fun when my daughter Brooke comes to visit, working on my cars and partying hard and sober. Life is good!”

Hogan’s Previous Surgeries

Hulk Hogan went into detail about how the previous surgeries affected him. He said not only was it physically painful, but he also had an issue with the medication prescribed for his recovery.

“There was a period of time, about five or six 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,” Hogan said. “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 tenth 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,” he said. “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.”

Hogan touted the benefits of CBD, noting that it also helps with sleep issues and can also help overcome alcohol abuse.

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