Is Hulk Hogan Still Alive?

By Muhan Poudel | Updated on June 2, 2023
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    Hulk Hogan or the 80s sensational WWE superstar is doing well in his life. But, once a rumor spread about the star being dead and the rumor escalated so quickly, it left a lot of fans confused about if Hulk Hogan is dead or alive.

    Apparently, the death rumor spread on Facebook and took over millions of innocent minds to believe that the 69 years old left the world. So what is the truth? How is Hulk doing now?

    In this article, let us answer all the doubts and queries.

    Is Hulk Hogan Still Alive?

    Absolutely, Hogan is alive. He is living a lavish life as a former professional wrestler and entrepreneur. He still is extremely active and even at the age of 69, the ex-wrestler has maintained an amazing physique.

    So, it is very safe to say that the former WWE legend is healthy and is living the life of his dreams.

    Hulk Hogan’s Death Rumor Was Once Trending

    In fact, in May 2023, Hulk’s death rumors spread quickly like wildfire. The hoax first started after some baseless people created a Facebook page called “RIP Hulk Hogan” which attracted more than 1 million attention.

    The page made a bold claim and wrote,

    “At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (May 30, 2023), our beloved actor Hulk Hogan passed away. Hulk Hogan was born on August 11, 1953, in Augusta. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

    Hundreds of fans started to believe this news and commented on the post. Just like any other rumor this also took over the internet attracting Hulk’s representative’s attention too.

    The Death Speculation Was Dismissed

    Hulk’s passing speculation was dismissed by his representatives. On 31st May, his rep confirmed that Hulk was alive, well, and not dead.

    They said,

    He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.” 

    Has Hulk Ever Been Paralyzed?

    Hulk underwent major back surgery in late 2019 which spread rumors about him being paralyzed. He also suffered a back injury while picking up shells on the beach in 2009.

    Reports suggest that the doctors treating him in Florida were out of words and claimed the former WWE star might not recover fully or become paralyzed. He was 57 years at that time and had already undergone several spine operations.

    Hulk spotted using a support stick
    Hulk was using a support stick to walk after his paralysis rumor

    A fellow wrestler named Kurt Angle talked about Hulk’s paralysis on his podcast The Kurt Angle Show in early January 2023. Angle stated that Hulk told him he had his nerves cut and has stopped feeling anything below his waist.

    He further went, “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.”

    But, this was all a hoax.

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    Hulk Is Not Paralyzed

    No, he is not paralyzed at all or he never was. According to a report, his representative denied all the rumors about him not being able to walk. On 23 January 2023, Hulk surprised the fans by appearing in Raw XXX. He was perfectly healthy and did not need anything to support him to walk.

    Hulk enters RAW XXX
    The rumor about Hulk’s paralysis was fake

    Turned out, the hoax about his paralysis was just another PR technique.

    Truth About Hogan’s Back Surgeries

    Keeping the 2023’s deception aside, Hulk indeed has gone through a number of back surgeries. In 2020, in a talk with Objectified, Hogan claimed he has had 17 surgeries in the past 10 years.

    He further added, “My knees are fake, hips are fake, back is full of metal and part of my face is full of metal.”

    Hulk Hogan flexing his back
    Hulk has a tattoo on his back. He got it in 2011

    One interesting fact about him is that after his 10th surgery, he started training and lifting just in 7 weeks and 4 days. Moreover, to honor his resilience and survival, he even has a tattoo on his back that spells “IMMORTAL”.

    Is Hulk Still Wrestling? Cause Of His Retirement

    No, the WWE superstar is not wrestling anymore. In 2012, he took the major decision of stepping out from his wrestling career because of his deteriorating back problem. The number of back surgeries made the man unable to continue his career.

    However, he still has a huge desire to have a retirement match with some of his wrestling icons.

    What Is Hulk Hogan Doing Now?

    Post-retirement, Hulk is an active businessman. He owns two amazing ventures including Hogans Beach Shop, his merchandise company where he sells his personal collections.  include t-shirts, his signed WWE belt replicas, trading cards, action figure and toys, and many more items.

    Hulk Hogan is a proud businessman
    Hulk Hogan is running two businesses successfully as of 2023

    Additionally, he also has an eatery opened in Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA. He organizes special events and guest meetings along with karaoke nights.

    Hogan Now Resides in Florida

    He currently lives in Clearwater, Florida. 1040 Eldorado Ave is the exact location where he lives in his house built back in 2009. The extravagant home features five rooms, two spas, a fireplace, an elevator, six washrooms, a pool, and a chimney.

    Built on 5000-square- feet, he bought the property for $3.3 million dollars. Hence, it is easily speakable that the man is living a lavish life.