Kurt Angle Says He Is In Extreme Pain All Day Long And Talks Managing Pain After Kicking Painkiller Addiction

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s history and struggle with painkillers has been well documented over the years. But, that is a thing of the past as Kurt has finally overcome his battle with addiction.

Kurt Angle recently participated in a Q&A as part of The Kurt Angle Show and adfreeshows.com. During the session Kurt was asked how he has been feeling lately, to which he revealed that he is in extreme pain all day long. He went on to talk about how he manages the pain after kicking his painkiller problem. Kurt said that not having painkillers anymore is really difficult, but that he is never going back to that again.

“I’m in extreme pain all day long. I do maintenance on my body all day. I do my neck traction. I have a thing called the Iron Neck, where it trains your neck. I have anti-gravity machine rollers. I stretch. I do a lot of weight training. I work on my body a good 2-3 hours a day. I have to.

I’m so banged up now. I sacrificed a lot of my body in professional wrestling, and amateur wrestling. I have to blame both sports, not just one. I’m paying for it now, but I’m managing it. I had a painkiller problem, and I kicked that eight years ago. Not having painkillers anymore is really difficult, but I’m never going back to those, nor do I want to. I’m going to keep doing my body maintenance training, and doing what I’m doing right now.

You can check out the latest episode of The Kurt Angle Show where talks about the One Night Stand PPV in 2006 below.

(H/T to TalkSport for the transcription)


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