Hulk Hogan Health Update : Is Hulk Hogan paralyzed? HULK Hogan is said to have no feelings in the lower half of his body – but there has been no official response from the WWE star.
Hogan, 70, real name Terry Gene Bollea, made a surprise guest appearance at the 30th anniversary of Raw in Philadelphia in January 2023.
Who is Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is a retired professional wrestler and actor. He was one of the most popular and recognizable figures in the history of professional wrestling, and won multiple championships in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) organizations. Hogan is also known for his charismatic personality and trademark catchphrases.
Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is widely regarded as the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s, as well as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
Is Hulk Hogan paralyzed?
Fellow pro wrestler Kurt Angle has claimed Hogan told him he has lost all feelings in his legs after undergoing back surgery recently.
Speaking on his self-titled program The Kurt Angle Show, he said: “Hogan had his back surgery again.
“He had the nerves cut from his lower body. He can't feel his lower body. So [he] uses his cane to walk around.
“I thought he was using the cane because he had pain in his back. He doesn't have any pain. He has nothing at all. He can't feel anything.
“So now he can't feel his legs. So he has to walk with a cane which is, you know, that's pretty serious, man.
“I mean, I really feel for Hogan. He put his heart and soul into the business and [it] ate him up.
“I mean, if you're gonna kick off the show, the 30th anniversary of Raw, [it] should be Hulk Hogan.
“He's the name and face of the company. He's the guy that revolutionised pro wrestling.
Hogan has, so far, not responded to the claims.
It comes after Hogan left WWE fans concerned in January 2023 when he posted two bizarre tweets on social media.
After initially tweeting a simple “Help,” Hogan followed this with: “I ran out of toilet paper brother, help!!!!!!!!”
What happened to Hulk Hogan?
The exact details of what happened are not clear.
In Angle's podcast he said that Hogan had “nerves cut from his lower body” and now needs a cane to walk.
Angle said when he was on the 30th anniversary of WWE's Monday Night Raw he spoke to Hogan and they both talked about their health.
Hogan appeared on the start of the show last with the “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and addressed the crowd in Philadelphia before the episode got underway.
Reports say Hogan was “walking gingerly on his own”.
The US Sun has contacted Hogan for comment.
What has Hulk Hogan said?
Neither Hogan nor his reps have responded to the claims.
However, the star has been seen out in public since Angle made his statement.
Hogan shared a photo of himself at Hogan's Hangout in Clearwater Beach and workers confirmed to The US Sun that he was at the restaurant for karaoke night.
The caption on the picture, which appears to show him standing, reads: “We're getting this party started at #hoganshangout #clearwaterbeach Monday night #karaoke brother!!!”
Previously, Hogan revealed he'd had a total of 23 surgeries.
He told the Two Man Power Trip podcast: “I've had 23 surgeries, 10 back surgeries, both hips, both knees.”
Hogan last wrestled in 2011, when he appeared in a match for TNA Wrestling.
Hogan's match was against wrestling legend Sting at the premiere event Bound For Glory 2011.