Former pro wrestler and sex tape star Hulk Hogan has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Florida-based Laser Spine Institute claiming he lost more than $ 50 million of income because of “negligent conduct” and multiple “unnecessary” surgical procedures, has learned.

Hulk, 59, filed the lawsuit in the Pinellas County, Florida Circuit Court on Monday.

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According to a press release, the lawsuit alleges that between February 2009 and August 2010, Hulk underwent many unnecessary “endoscopic surgical procedures that further destabilized his already existing injured back and severely damaged his entertainment and athletic career” — for the purpose of monetary gain rather than medical motives.

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Hulk claims in the suit that LSI allegedly told him to forgo spinal surgery, as recommended by other prominent spine surgeons, in order to continue his athletic career instead of end it.

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