Matt Hardy apologized for a controversial video he posted on YouTube in 2011.
Back in August of 2011, shortly after being in a car accident that led to a DUI arrest and him being fired from TNA, Matt Hardy posted a troubling video on his YouTube channel that appeared to be a suicide note. The note read as follows:
“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.”
The video was removed, and Hardy apologized for the stunt, saying that he was simply retiring from full time competition as a professional wrestler.
Speaking about the incident on the most recent episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the AEW star called his actions “f*cked up” and said that he went about announcing a new chapter in life the wrong way, not thinking about how the formatting of the note might affect people.
“I look back at that and, and I do — it was like f*cked 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 sh*t 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.”
Continuing, Matt Hardy apologized and made it clear that he regrets ever posting the video.
“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 f*cked up and so poorly, poorly done.”
Elsewhere on the podcast, Matt Hardy spoke about the frustrations of always being compared to his brother Jeff.