Matt Hardy Apologizes For Posting Apparent Suicide Note On YouTube In 2011: I Really Regret That

Matt Hardy apologizes for posting what appeared to be a suicide note on his YouTube channel in 2011.

In August 2011, Matt Hardy said goodbye on his Twitter account and linked to a YouTube video that basically read like a suicide note. The message in the video 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."

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The video was taken down, and Hardy posted an apology in which he stated that he was retiring as a full-time wrestler. At the time, Hardy was in the midst of a difficult chapter of his life, as he was arrested for a DUI and subsequently fired from TNA. In the years that have followed, Hardy has completely recovered, and he has grown a lot.

Speaking on the newest episode of his podcast, the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the veteran wrestler looked back on the incident and took accountability. He stated that he felt bad for posting it, and his intention was for the message to mark the start of something new in his career. However, in hindsight, he noted that he didn't think of how the seemingly suicidal nature of his post would affect people.

"I look back at that and, and I do -- it was like fucked up. I feel so bad that I posted that even like for you to read for anybody who did. The intent was 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 shit 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," Hardy said.

Hardy continued by making it clear that he regrets the post, and he apologized to everyone.

"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 fucked up and so poorly, poorly done," he said.

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If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, there is help. You can reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8.

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