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Hulk Hogan 'can’t feel anything’ from the waist down after back surgery

Hulk Hogan 'can’t feel anything’ from the waist down after back surgery

"He had the nerves cut from his lower body."

There's been a dramatic update about Hulk Hogan's health after he underwent back surgery.

The 69-year-old wrestling legend 'can't feel anything from the waist down', according to his close pal.

Hogan - real name Terry Gene Bollea - had a procedure in which doctors cut through several nerves.

Further details about the operation are yet to be revealed, and the same goes for whether he will regain feeling in his legs.

The news was shared by his friend and fellow former wrestler Kurt Angle during his podcast, where he was reflecting on the WWE Raw 30th anniversary show.

Hulk Hogan underwent back surgery recently.
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Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, after having some one-on-one time with Hogan, 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 has to use his cane to walk around.

"I thought he was using the cane because he has 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.

"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. I have so much respect for him.”

Hulk with pal Kurt Angle back in 2004.
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Hogan hasn't yet publicly commented on the state of his health and LADbible has reached out to his reps for comment.

It's no secret that Hogan's suffered a number of health issues related to his back over the years as a result of his wrestling career, which spanned from 1977 to 2012.

Back in 2020, Hogan showed off the scar that was caused by his tenth back surgery.

In an interview with Harvey Levin's OBJECTified, the 69-year-old said: "I've had 17 surgeries over the last 10 years.

"My knees are fake, hips are fake, back is full of metal and part of my face is full of metal."

"I didn't get the memo about the fake wrestling."

Hogan's last match in WWE was against Randy Orton at Summerslam 2006 but he continued to perform and present for IMPACT wrestling until 2013.

'The Immortal One', as he's also known, is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer and widely considered to be one of the biggest stars in the history of the business.

Featured Image Credit: Hulk Hogan/Instagram/ZUMA Press Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

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