Hulk Hogan defends himself, says he's not racist

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2015 21:23 IST
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed all ties with former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, after he was found to have used racial slurs in a sex tape that was the subject of an invasion of privacy lawsuit. (AP File Photo)

Former pro-wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan, who was removed from the WWE after a tape of him spouting racial slurs surfaced, has said that he is not a racist.

The 62-year-old, former WWE Champion asked people to forgive him when he recently appeared on a morning news show "Good Morning America".

"I'm not a racist, I never should have said what I said; it was wrong, I'm embarrassed by it." Hogan said.

The wrestling legend also added that he grew up in an environment where the N-word was used casually.

Hogan clarified that the tape of him using racial slurs about his daughter's boyfriend occurred during a rough patch.

"I was at the lowest point of my life to the point where I wanted to kill myself."

"Oh, my gosh. Please forgive me. Please forgive me. I think if you look at the whole picture of who Hulk Hogan is, you can see over all the years that there's not a racist bone in my body," he added.

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