Jeff Hardy is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world and no matter what, he will always have the support of fans. Unfortunately, Jeff Hardy’s personal demons caused him a lot of pain over the years. That being said, many believe that Hardy is still a good human being despite his addiction struggles.
Following his concert at a Dave & Busters in Florida, Jeff Hardy garnered negative attention due to his arrest for driving under the influence. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident, as it was his third DUI arrest within the span of ten years.
Following his arrest in June, Jeff was suspended from AEW without pay until he finished substance abuse treatment. As previously reported, Jeff Hardy’s DUI case is now officially closed. Due to this, his driver’s license is now suspended for a decade.
While speaking to WrestlingNews.co, former WWE Superstar Ken Anderson talked about working with Jeff Hardy and his addiction struggles. Anderson refuted the notion that Jeff Hardy’s lifestyle is solely centered around partying, stating that he is actually a kind-hearted individual.
Anderson emphasized that alcoholism and drug addiction should be viewed as a disease, similar to cancer, and not as a personal choice. Despite making poor decisions in the past, Jeff Hardy is a good person and a devoted father.
“No, nothing could be further from reality. Yes, he has that gene. He can party. But that’s not his existence, he’s a good human being,” Anderson began. “[He’s] just an awesome, awesome person. You know, they said Alcoholism and drug addiction, it’s a disease. It’s like going and getting mad at someone because they have cancer. I know that not everyone can wrap their head around that because not everybody has that bug, but when you have it, its always there. He’s made some bad decisions, but overall, he’s a good human being and a great father.”
Jeff Hardy’s in-ring return has not been discussed yet. Hardy is still a member of the AEW roster. However, he will only be able to return from suspension “upon successfully completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety.” We’ll have to see when he will be able to return.
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