Matt Hardy Apologises For ‘Suicide Note’ Video

Matt Hardy

Matt Hardy has issued an apology over a video he released in 2011 that appeared to be a suicide note, calling the situation “so f*cked up.”

Back in 2011, Matt Hardy was going through a difficult period in his life following his firing from TNA as a result of a DUI arrest. The former WWE star posted his goodbyes on Twitter with a link to a YouTube video where the message read:

“Goodbye, World… My time here is Almost complete…I only have a few hours & minutes…I loved you all…Regardless of how you felt about me…I’ll miss you all…September 23, 1974 – August 31, 2011.”

Speaking on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy has reflected on his controversial decision to publish a video that read like a suicide note – something he accepts it did – but says it was intended to signal his retirement from wrestling:

“I look back at that and, and I do — it was like f*cked up. I feel so bad that I posted that even like for you to read for anybody who did. The intent was not to be a suicide note, which obviously, it was formulated in that way, let’s not kid ourselves here. But the point was to say like, ‘Okay, we’re trying to start again, we’re trying to start again, this is something new, we’re gonna get it, Matt’s gonna get his sh*t together,’ whatever.”

“But just taking that path and trying to be so shocking — it’s almost like when you have someone that has a creative mind, like me, but it’s not in the best place, and it’s not thinking about how this is going to affect people that are reading it and how they’re going to feel about it.”

Taking full responsibility for his actions, Matt Hardy apologised unreservedly for the video and says it was poorly done:

“So looking back at that, I really regret that and I apologize to everyone, even started with you right here, Jon, I apologize to everyone who read that because, once again, there was never a thought in my mind about committing suicide, obviously, but it was just trying to take a shocking path, but it was the wrong path, and it was just so, so bad, and so, so f*cked up and so poorly, poorly done.”

h/t Fightful