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Luger talks near-death experiences, faith saving his life

Nov 22, 2011 - 5:09:26 PM
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Former WWE/WCW star Lex Luger talked at-length with the Baptist Press about near-death experiences over the past ten years and how he feels his Christian faith helped turn his life around. When he was hooked on prescription drugs and depressed over the death of Miss Elizabeth in the mid-2000s, Luger says, "I violated probation on numerous occasions. I was caught for reckless driving, continued to drink alcohol and abuse drugs...From May until August of 2005 things went from bad to worse. I could have overdosed at any time. It is a miracle of God that I survived during that period of time."

Luger also talked about training as if he were 27-years-old catching up to him when he suffered a spinal stroke in 2007. "The workout had inflamed the muscles in my neck and shoulders," Luger said. "I was also dealing with arthritis and bone spurs. I had held my neck in a fixed position on the plane for three hours. All that combined to cut off the flow of blood to my central cord and resulted in what I thought was going to be a temporary paralysis." Luger says he believes God was helping him shed "the old Lex physically" to enter his post-wrestling life.

[ LINK: The in-depth interview with Luger talking about his journey is at BPNews.net ]


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