Hulk Hogan tells Oprah he was suicidal after 'Hogan Knows Best'

When "Hogan Knows Best" first aired in 2005, the world was introduced to a Hulk Hogan they didn't know existed. For over two decades Hogan was a hero to kids around the world as the world's most popular professional wrestler.

Suddenly, he had issues like everyone else, sometimes far worse. In a clip from his appearance on "Oprah: Where Are They Now," Hogan reveals that the end of "Hogan Knows Best" was a breaking point for him.

"After the show, I kind of hit rock bottom," Hogan says. He points to his marriage falling apart and the car crash his son, Nick Hogan, was involved with, while also noting that he began heavily drinking at the time. "I always wondered how somebody could take their own life," he says. "I thought, 'You know what? Maybe this would be easy.'"

It all started to turn around for Hogan after a New Year's Eve dinner with his family that wasn't going well. Hulk says he walked outside and a little kid ran up and hugged him, saying he grew up watching him. "I didn't understand what was going on but it hit me that there's clear air and there's dirty air."

From that moment, Hogan says he "got sick and tired of being sick and tired." He remarried in 2010 and hasn't completely shut the door on professional wrestling. Hulk last appeared in TNA Wrestling before his contract expired in October.
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