Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan sparked public concern about his mental health this week when he purported to be the current bassist of British alt-rock band Coldplay.
The patently false statement came on the heels of other dubious claims by Hogan — namely that he was once considered as a bassist for both The Rolling Stones and Metallica.
“I am totally Coldplay’s current bassist, brother,” Hogan said in a rambling, largely indecipherable video posted earlier this week on his YouTube channel. “In fact, I’m the guy who came up with the name Coldplay, dude!”
In a statement released yesterday by Coldplay’s management, lead vocalist Chris Martin said that “Hulk Hogan has never been a member of Coldplay, and the whole band — including our real bassist, Guy Berryman — hopes Mr. Hogan seeks treatment for his delusions.”
Hogan was unreachable for comment today, but his voicemail indicated that he was “solving world hunger” and “inventing an invisibility cloak.”