Nash’s disturbing comments came as the pro wrestling legend reflected on the passing of his son, Tristen. Tristen died after suffering a seizure and going into cardiac arrest in October, 2022. Nash has been open about how difficult it’s been for him to cope and seemed to insinuate that he recently had suicidal thoughts.
“Time flies when you got a gun in your mouth. I mean, time flies when you’re having fun,” Nash said on his “Kliq This” podcast.
Nash’s co-host, Sean Oliver, quickly said, “Don’t play like that. You have guns, so you can’t say those things.” Nash replied, “I can do whatever the f— I want to do. Long as I leave a note.”
“Every morning when I wake up, the first thing that happens is I come to the realization that instead of there being three human beings in my home, there’s now two,” Nash continued. “And the third person isn’t on vacation or staying with friends or is out late. He is never coming back. And then I sit up in the bed and I have absolutely nothing I have to do, and it’s like, ‘So, why am I getting out of bed?'”
Volusia County sheriff’s office contacted Nash following the remarks, and that Nash told them he had “no intention to act” on his comments.
“Everyone take a breath,” Nash tweeted on Thursday. “Let’s not take my biggest coping mechanism SARCASM and blow it out of proportion. I appreciate the concern and the fact that others find it a perfect time for insults. Continue to get you updates on @TMZ and wrestling sites. I’ve got legs to train today.”
Everyone take a breath. Let’s not take my biggest coping mechanism SARCASM and blow it out of proportion. I appreciate the concern and the fact that others find it a perfect time for insults. Continue to get you updates on @TMZ and wrestling sites. I’ve got legs to train today
— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) January 19, 2023
Between his time in WWE, WCW, and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships. He is a six-time World Champion: a five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time WWF Champion.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).