Wrestling fans are concerned about Kevin Nash after he made grim remarks on his podcast after his son’s death.
Nash, the 63-year-old WWE Hall of Famer, lost his son Tristen in October at the age of 26. At the time, Nash said doctors believed the seizures his son suffered could be the result of giving up alcohol. Turkey.
On a recent episode of his podcast “Kliq This,” Nash made disturbing comments alluding to thoughts of self-harm.
“Today is week 12 that I lost my son,” he said. “Time flies when you’ve got a gun in your mouth – I mean, time flies when you’re having fun.”
Co-host Sean Oliver felt uncomfortable. “Don’t play like that,” he said. “You have guns, so you can’t say those things.”
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Nash replied, “I can do whatever I want. As long as I leave a note.”
Later in the podcast, Nash revealed that he has dark thoughts about his son’s death every day.
“Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I realize is that instead of three people in my house, there are now two,” Nash said. “And the third person isn’t on vacation or staying with friends, or out late. He’s never coming back. And then I sit up in bed and I have absolutely nothing to do, and it’s like, ‘Then why am I getting out of bed?’”
Nash is a six-time world champion and has won the title five times in WCW and once in WWE (then called WWF). He is also a 12-time tag team champion. Along with Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan, Nash formed the New World Order (nWo) faction in WCW that was a key driver of the legendary “Monday Night Wars” between WCW and WWE in the late 1990s.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as an individual in 2015 and as part of the nWo in 2020.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.