Wrestler Jeff Hardy arrested for substance abuse issues
44-year-old Jeff Hardy faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and also driving while his licence was revoked. Police stopped the former WWE champion after Florida Highway Patrol received phone calls about an impaired driver in Orlando.
It’s the latest blow for Hardy, who has struggled in recent years with this being his third DUI arrest in the last three years.
Elder brother to Jeff, Matt Hardy offered his support as he took to Twitter yesterday following the news.
He tweeted: “It was disheartening to hear the news about my brother yesterday.
Matt Hardy statement on Jeff’s arrest
“Recovery isn’t a linear process & I’ll continue doing whatever I can to help my brother be healthy.
“Being healthy & well is the most important thing for Jeff, his wife, his children & our family at this time.”
Jeff and Matt were both due to take part in Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite. The duo are known as The Hardy Boyz. However, Jeff will no longer be on the show after being suspended by the company.