In a recent interview with Live Audio Wrestling, 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Angle commented on a range of topics, including hitting rock bottom as a drug addict.
“I was going to lose my family, I was going to lose my beautiful wife, Giovanna and my kid. I knew after my fourth DUI in five years. Once you’re addicted to a drug and you pull back on that drug, you start going to other drugs and what I did was I started taking anxiety medication so I wouldn’t take as many painkillers. Then, I started taking both of those and I started drinking alcohol and I was mixing all three.
I got very careless, I was in the lowest point of my life in 2010, 11, 12, 13. I had four DUI’s in five years. I called my wife from jail and she said listen, you have to go to rehab, if you don’t go to rehab, I have to leave you, I love you but I can’t stay with you. That was my lowest point, calling my beautiful wife that I just married a year prior and her telling me she’s going to leave me if I don’t go to rehab.”
The interview is available in full at this link.