Former IMPACT Star Going To Rehab For Painkiller Addiction

Former IMPACT Star Going To Rehab For Painkiller Addiction

A former IMPACT Wrestling star, who’s also worked for NJPW and a number of other promotions, has said he’s going to rehab for a painkiller addiction.

Elgin was released by IMPACT earlier this year after allegations were made against him during the #SpeakingOut movement.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote:

In 2015 prior to my debut for NJPW I was on a tour of Western Canada and tore my groin. All my career even prior to starting my journey my main goal was to wrestle in Japan. I refused to give up on my dream and didn’t take any time off, but at times the pain was unbearable so I took painkillers to get me through.

Over the next few years injuries piled up, but like an overly proud idiot I didn’t take time off, and kept self medicating to get by. In 2016 I suffered a fractured orbital and rushed back instead of taking the appropriate time to heal. I did the same in 2018/2019 when I had knee surgery.

Then in January of this year in match 1 in a best of 5 with Eddie Edwards I suffered a neck injury. Once again pride and silliness got in the way and I continued down this path.

Over the years I had to deal with many other issues I chose to self medicate. I try not to talk about these struggles because in my head I was supposed to show toughness, show my grit.

Maybe when I recover o cab go deeper into more of my personal life struggles I didn’t really tell many about. But for now I’m going to rehab and deal with these issues. Thank you for everyone who supports me, you’ve been my life line. I gave you everything I had, taking time from everyone in my life. I’ll come back better than ever. Thank you again.


3 years ago by Liam Winnard



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