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Hulk's been pushed to the edge the last couple of years, and he discusses it all in his new tell-all book My Life Outside the Ring...

Both his wife Linda dating a 19-year-old and his son Nick getting into that car crash in 2007 were contributing factors, he claims, as well as a combination of "going to strip clubs, drinking, getting all that attention from girls" didn't help.

Then one night he came "damn close" to committing suicide after taking Xanax, drinking rum and reaching for a gun, but an unexpected call from his Gladiators co-star Laila Ali - who apparently thought he looked "distracted" at work earlier - stopped him from going through with it.

Talk about a lifesaver!