Nick Hogan: After everything I’ve been through, I am finally getting my life together

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Words cannot express what a self important hurtful douche Nick Hogan is – so I’ll let his actions speak for themselves. The guy put his friend, who was the passenger in hiscar, in a permanent vegetative state when he caused a near fatal accident while drag racing drunk on a public street. Nick and his family later all but blamed his friend, then 22 year-old former Marine and Iraq war veteran John Graziano, by pointing out that Graziano wasn’t wearing his seat belt and later stating that the accident was God’s will to make him a better person.

Nick spent five months out of an eight month sentence in jail for his part in in the accident, but by most of his family’s accounts it wasn’t as horrific an experience as it should have been as he was housed in a juvenile unit. He got out and went back to racing cars and being an asshole again while the Graziano family struggled to care for their permanently disabled son.

Now Nick wants us to know that he’s doing better after all that he went through. Are you f’ing kidding me?

“After everything I’ve been through, I am finally getting my life together,” he told RadarOnline.com, in an exclusive interview.

“I am able to move forward and start over.”

Nick — real name Nick Bollea — was released from jail after serving 166 days for the car crash that left his best friend John Graziano in a vegetative state for life.

After training to become a pro wrestler and follow in his father’s footsteps, Nick has now settled on a career in music, as a DJ.

He said, “I didn’t know what to do with myself, I did a couple of movies and then one day I ended up in front of a set of turn tables and I loved it.

“I was in Florida at the time hanging with DJ IRIE and he asked me to come and play the new DJ Hero video game that had just come out.

“I loved it so much that my sister bought me a real turn table and I didn’t look back. I just fell in love with it.”

He is currently touring the United States with his performance partner, DJ PM; the pair has upcoming shows in New York, Pennsylvania, San Jose, Stockton, Modesto and Chicago.

“I am on tour across the US now with DJ PM and it is amazing,” he told RadarOnline.com.

“We have really good chemistry, we pick up on each other’s energy and that makes things a lot easier when we spin,” DJ PM said.

Hogan said his divorced parents, Hulk and Linda, were supportive his new career path and his new-found desire to turn over a new leaf.

“They are thrilled I can earn a living and take care of myself outside corporate America,” Nick said.

“That said, my father has his own worries: he just came out of the hospital because he has had some very serious back problems.

“He has endured six back surgeries and he still has a lot of pain and the pain killers don’t help a great deal.”

[From Radar Online]

Nick may have “been able to move forward and start over” but his friend will require 24 hour care for the rest of his life while this douche walked away unscathed. I’m sorry that Hulk has back problems, but that’s pretty much the result of his career choice. It’s not like he’s had any understanding words for the Graziano family after what his son did. I don’t wish pain on anyone but sometimes you don’t feel a lot of sympathy for certain people.

Nick is shown on 8/1/10 with his dad, Hulk, at the roast of David Hasselhof on Comedy Central. The blonde woman with them is Hulk’s girlfriend, NOT his daughter, Brooke. They’re also shown with a woman named Bre Tiesi, who is a “model” and lists her occupation on Twitter as “Building an empire with my boyfriend, Nick hogan.” Credit: WENN.com

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  1. lucy2 says:

    How lucky for him, to have the chance to start over and move forward. Too bad his friend and that family never can.
    Every penny this dbag makes should go towards the 24/7 care of that guy.

  2. Chris says:

    I remember when Nic went to jail and a guy on the radio imitated his dad Hulk by saying “When you’re in jail son watch out for those 22 inch pythons, they’re not the same thing in jail as they’re out here” I laughed at the time because I was unaware of the serious nature of his crime.

  3. GossBelle says:

    Gosh, high horses much.

    John Graziano drove around his neighboorhood, around children, like a maniac. Maniac. They drove like idiots and their parents or the cops should have taken their cars off them long before that accident. They were both stupid and that accident could have just as easily been Nick in the vegetative state and John without a scratch. That’s what bugs me about this sort of reporting. I hate idiot drivers. These boys sucked. But it could have been the other way around, easily.

    I dont see you talking about Matthew Broderick’s dangerous driving – killed a mother and daughter and caused an insane injury to Jenifer Grey in which another accident could trigger permanent paralysis – each time you write about him and SJP.

  4. Chris says:

    @Gossebelle: Still regardless off what went on prior to the accident the sentence was very light.

  5. Kelly says:

    Ugh, this guy is a waste of space. That attitude seems very American to me: “After all I’VE been through, I’ve moved on…” It’s all about ME ME ME.

    Also, not that I should be spending a single ounce of my precious life energy on this thought, but is that his girlfriend in the bottom two pics? What an unfortunate face.

  6. Kitten says:

    Gah! He is such a douche. Does he ever think about what he sounds like? I guess not huh..Most self-absorbed family on the planet.

  7. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    GossBelle- Well the facts remain that they were not hte other way around, and Nick acts like he was the injured party. He is still able to live his life as before, where as John is not.

    From what I remember, Brodericks accident, was just that: An accident. It was a long time ago, but I do not recall him drag racing in Ireland, unless those details escaped me.

  8. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow, that is a really unattractive group of people in those pictures.

    and WOW, a DJ? Like that’s such an accomplishment? with the software programs available, any idiot can “mix” two songs together and spin music.

  9. xxodettexx says:

    pure trash – all of them

  10. Sandy says:

    Hey Kelly,
    What the hell does that mean? Very American? F you sweetie. By the way. That statement has all the ignorance and arrogance you are ascribing to an entire country full of people. Go waste your “precious life” playing on the freeway.

  11. Kelly says:

    Sandy, hostile much? Hello mods, does that count as “wishing death on someone”?

    I like America just fine, but this is the same country that brought us Jerry Springer, Oprah, and the Jersey Shore. Everyone thinks it’s about them.

  12. MeMyself says:

    Kelly… Very American?

    I am an American currently living in England and believe me, I have NEVER seen such self-centered people.

    Screw you!

  13. Kitten says:

    @Sandy-I took Kelly’s comment to mean that North American culture has been trending toward one of a “victim mentality” for more than half a century now. Not sure if that’s what she meant, but that’s how I interpreted it and I agree. I smell the stench of trolling with all these angry posts in response to her comment.

    @ Kelly-You’re lumping Oprah in with Springer and Jersey Shore? Really?

  14. Kelly says:

    I am lumping Oprah in – I think she does a lot to promote the “victim mentality” (you nailed it on the head) and navel-gazing – it’s something about having celebrities on her couch to share their most personal, intimate thoughts and feelings which are so incredibly deep and important.

    I guess I’m naive, I thought this site was about celebrities and not direct personal attacks. I’ve never attacked another commentator, so I’m not sure what’s up with you people.

  15. Kitten says:

    @ Kelly-Ok I see where you’re coming from. I guess I was thinking about Oprah as a person (who seems to have a done a decent amount for charity etc) not her show in particular (which admittedly I’ve only seen a couple times).
    As far as the comments, I think it’s just a troll-just ignore. People are acting like you burned the American flag for crying out loud. Calm down, people.

  16. GatsbyGal says:

    Oh man, I loved that roast of Hasslehoff that Hulk was at. I couldn’t believe all the gay jokes that were thrown at him, it was epic.

    I was a little surprised that nobody said a mean joke about Nick Hogan crippling his friend, but I suppose that would’ve been really tasteless. Still, the guy should be called out daily for this. He shouldn’t be allowed to forget it for one single second.

  17. spooge says:

    Well goody for you. I’m sure the family who’s life you ruined is absolutely thrilled.

  18. Mari says:

    @ Kelly- I think maybe it would be best to say “american media” then, instead. Some do take offense to being compared to the Jersey Shore idiots. I can assure you, I, personally, know nobody who is that selfish or self-centered.

    Anywho, he’s a douche of the biggest sort and I hope to never hear about him again.

  19. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    @Kelly- There are selfish, self centered people all over the world, and not just in the U.S.

    There are plenty of the same reality show types in France, as I have seen the shows over there, It is not just an American thing.

    I can think of some very selfish, self promoters across the pond: Katie Price and her ilk.

  20. Stephani says:

    Um, ya, I think it’s Kelly that is the troll. Why would someone insult an entire country and then whine when people are offended? TROLL!

  21. Kelly says:

    Points taken – there are most certainly horrible self-centered people throughout the world. Katie Price and the WAGs are certainly fine examples. Unfortunately, though we may not want to admit it, the Jersey Shore people and their ilk (as “guido” culture is just one iteration of a certain sector of society that glorifies tackiness and vapidness) are not anomalies by any means -they exist in hordes. It’s not just the media who promote this culture – it’s existed all on its own for quite some time.

    Whatever your opinion may be about American self-centered trash vs. other countries’ self-centered trash, it still doesn’t warrant personal attacks or wishing harm upon someone for expressing his/her opinion.

  22. Stephani says:

    @Kelly – You seem to be educated, so your comment is even more offensive to me. You should know better. Since we’re so self centered, we should withdrawal all foreign aid that we hand out every year. We should also not help when any country is destroyed by an earthquake or flooding.

    You personally attacked every American, so I don’t see how personal attacks against you should be forbidden.

  23. Jules says:

    Kelly, you know statistically Americans give twice as much to charity as the next most charitable country. Right? And that’s as a percentage, not a $ amount. So yeah, we’re all so totally selfish and self centered! And nearly 80% of the foreign aid we give comes from our private sector–not the government. I know bashing America is the fashionable thing right now, even among some of those in our own country, but fashionable doesn’t make it true. Maybe we should start bashing and shaming other countries until their charitable giving is up to AMERICAN standards. ME ME ME, my A$$.

  24. Kelly says:

    @Jules, yes, I do know that. I’ve been a nonprofit fundraiser for my entire career, and currently work as such for an Ivy League university. Not sure what charitable giving has to do with Nick Bollea, the culture of celebrity narcissism and the like, but whatever.

    I certainly don’t think my comments attacked every American. At this point, the jingoism expressed by commentators is just funny. And notice, I’m still not engaging in puerile personal attacks. Oh, wait – I did! I guess Nick Bollea’s self-centeredness personally reflects on every single American.

  25. Kitten says:

    For the record, I don’t equate a criticism of American culture as a personal attack on me as an American. It is our right (and part of the beauty of being an American in fact) to criticize our culture and government. As a country, I think it’s healthy to acknowlegde our shortcomings and to want to work to eradicate the problems that concern us. Ultimately, I think it’s an indication of LOVE for our country (not hate) that prompts us to seek improvement of the American culture.

  26. Lisa says:

    @Kelly…. no just your words kelly, you dumped on all Americans, dont try to recant now…

  27. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “I guess Nick Bollea’s self-centeredness personally reflects on every single American.”

    well, with the statement that his “attitude” is “very American” to you, that’s exactly what you’re implying.

    I don’t see how an attitude of “it’s all about me” is distinctly American. Clearly I’m not the only one who feels that way, which is why you got hit by so many posts.

    I would hardly call Americans defending themselves from such a blanket statement “jingoism”. you get points for using a big word, but you get boos for applying it incorrectly. People like Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity engage in jingoism. the folks on this post?…not so much.

    For the record, I’m not wishing ill on you, and I won’t tell you to go play in traffic or anything…just suggesting that you choose your words more carefully.

  28. original kate says:

    @kelly – you are only making it worse the more you try to backpedal. own it and move on.

    and also, nick & the entire hogan family should just go away. what a trashy bunch they are, all of them. revolting.

  29. Jules says:

    “@Jules, yes, I do know that. I’ve been a nonprofit fundraiser for my entire career, and currently work as such for an Ivy League university. Not sure what charitable giving has to do with Nick Bollea, the culture of celebrity narcissism and the like, but whatever”

    Well gee, Kelly, let me explain it to you. If the American culture is ME ME ME as you stated (but would now like to conveniently forget) then we would not be the most generous country on the planet, which involves, you know…thinking about and giving to others and all.

    Oh I don’t think Kelly gets “points for using a big word”—that’s funny. It instantly struck me as pathetic, along with her trying to drop some “Ivy League” credentials into the discussion. Another wannabe elitist as far as I’m concerned. Very, very sad.

  30. Kitten says:

    As far as jingoism is concerned I think that is as much of an issue (if not more) in other countries than it is here. And ITA @ Praise as far as as Palin and Hannity defining the term jingoism.
    @ Jules I think Praise was being sarcastic when she said “points for big words”.

  31. Stephani says:

    What I really want to know is how many points you get for using the word “puerile”?

  32. angie fan says:

    I wouldn’t hire this d-bag to wash out my garbage cans!! Trash, all of them.

  33. LBees says:

    Everyone mouthing off statistics above should, you know, check your facts? Or cite a source.

    Gallup’s latest World Giving Index lists Australia and New Zealand as the most generous countries. America comes in around #5.

    This nonsense (“we’re number one! in everything!”) is the same as when people say “America has the BEST health care system in the world.” (Not true, BTW, as we rank somewhere around #34-37.

    So everyone just breathe. America blah blah whatever.

    Here is my citation: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/the-most-generous-countries-on-earth/

  34. LBees says:

    … and Jules, you look like an asshole for arguing a point based on incorrect statistics. (is that okay to say?)

    I’m all for constructive dialogue but my patience runs out with your nonsensery.

  35. original kate says:

    @ Lbees: you know that “nonsensery” is not an actual word, right?

  36. original kate says:

    @ Lbees: brilliant. way to be taken seriously.

  37. Jeri says:

    So Nick has concern for his Dad’s pain but not for his buddy he paralyzed for life. Typical of what we have seen & heard of this family.

    It was rumored his Dad bought him booze prior to the accident.

    Can’t believe anyone would pay money to see this douche do anything. Hope he fizzles out and quietly fades into oblivion. Actually I wish a lot worse for him but that’s a polite way of putting it.

  38. Jonas says:

    Just reading this bs make me sick… It could just as easy have been Nick with a hole in his brain. For once try to see this through Nicks eyes, he says one thing and the news says another things. and who are you to jugd a person just from listing to a 2min conversation cut out from more then 3 houres, or by reading a few lines in the news. NONE of you a holes know ANYTHING about Nick or his family…

  39. girl ur talking about says:

    obviously u are all arrogant and inmature everyone handles pain differntly what he did prior to the accident is not relevant to who he is now i know him personally, unfortuantly noone has half a heart to realize that the kid has been mia for 3 yrs putting together a foundation dedicated to preventing what happend that day and rebuilding and changing his life completly you alll are so concerned with this ONE mistake everyone makes them n these ACCIDENTS happen everyday with kids all over the world but bc he PLAYED A CHARACTER on hogan knows best tat is all he is to u. NOONE has the right to jude. and living with what happened is punishment enough all the kid wanted to do was tell the world HE WAS SORRY. i was there for the filiming and nick had finally answered all those unanswerd questions w/an utrly HONEST answer. its is a shame that none saw it how it was intended to be.. u should not feed into the media. n to hate on his gf and everyone around him is just wrong. It could of easily been the other way around.. jon would have never wanted this that was his BESTFRIEND put urself n his shoes. n seriously CUT THE FUKIN KID A BREAK

  40. girl ur talking about says:

    P.S HIS GIRLFRIEND IS FUKIN HOT N YOUR A JELOUS BITCH IF U HAVE TO STICK A DIIG ON SOMEONE WHO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SITUATION.