Laila Ali saved Hulk Hogan from suicide
Hulk Hogan says he came within an eyelash of killing himself after chugging Xanax and rum, but a phone call from Laila Ali kept him from following through, the New York Daily News says. Finally, some uplifting news from this family.
The wrestler-turned-sideshow says in his new book, My Life Outside the Ring, he reached for a gun and put his finger on the trigger after swallowing the pills and booze, despondent over his divorce from Linda. But Ali called him at just the right moment after noticing he looked distracted while they were shooting American Gladiators.
There's the usual details in the book, including him blaming Linda for his depression and saying she was an abusive alcoholic who once threatened to beat Nick with a wine bottle. But since the divorce came right after the crash, he asked her to wait: "I practically begged her, 'Please, don't file. Our son's just had this accident - if we do this now, it'll make us look like the Britney Spears family. Please, don't file for divorce.'"
He also complains about the civil suit brought by John Graziano's family, saying the case is "for more money than I've made in my whole career." Good thing Nick has been able to do what he can to delay it.