Mike Kanellis Opens Up About Battle With Prescription Drugs

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Recent WWE signee Mike Kanellis says he struggled the past few years with a prescription drug addiction that almost caused him to lose everything … and now he’s opening up to help others.

Kanellis posted an image on Instagram last night detailing the entire story and explained, “This picture was taken this year. It symbolizes my decision to get clean from an addiction to prescription drugs. A problem I kept hidden from my wife, my family, my friends, everyone.”

The wrestler says his addiction began after he dislocated his kneecap three years ago, but spiraled out of control for the past year and a half … adding, “I almost lost everything.”

Mike credits his wife Maria Kanellis for helping him through everything. “Without her, I would be lost. She is the strongest, toughest woman I know. She has been my rock and my reason for fighting. She has been with me every step of the way and I’ll say it again, I would truly be lost without her.”

He concluded the post by saying, “If you are struggling, please don’t give up hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you are not alone. I have your back.”

Read the entire post below.

This picture was taken this year. It symbolizes my decision to get clean from an addiction to prescription drugs. A problem I kept hidden from my wife, my family, my friends, everyone. It has haunted me for almost 3 years, ever since I dislocated my knee cap. It really started to spiral out of control this past year and a half. I almost lost everything. Finally I decided I couldn't keep hurting my wife or myself this way and I was going to get my life back. This picture was my way of making my beautiful wife laugh, during one of the most difficult times in our life. Without her, I would be lost. She is the strongest, toughest woman I know. She has been my rock and my reason for fighting. She has been with me every step of the way and I'll say it again, I would truly be lost without her. It feels so incredibly wonderful to have my life back and to focus on what truly matters. Life has never been better, and everyday is a blessing. I wanted to write this as a symbol of hope, to anyone who is battling addiction. It can strike anybody, in any place, at any time. It does not discriminate. It can and will take everything from you. If you are struggling, please don't give up hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you are not alone. I have your back. #thereisalwayshope

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Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet

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