Hulk Hogan sues spine surgery clinic in Florida

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-14 06:42:39-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The professional wrestler known as Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic performed unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hogan filed the lawsuit Monday morning in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court. He filed under his real name, which is Terry Bollea. It seeks damages of $50-million.

In addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit also says the Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement from Hogan without permission or payment.

The Laser Spine Institute did not return a call for comment.