Jeff Hardy’s brother vows to help him recover from addiction after arrest

Jeff Hardy's brother and wrestling partner Matt has vowed to help him on his road to recovery after his arrest for a slew of charges including driving under the influence of drink and drugs.

The former WWE star was arrested in Volusia County, Florida shortly after midnight on Sunday night, according to police.

The 44-year-old star is currently contracted to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) alongside sibling, Matt – after being released by WWE in December following an incident at a live event – and was due do appear in Wednesday night’s live episode of AEW Dynamite.

The charges are alleged third drug or alcohol-related DUI offence within 10 years, driving with a suspended, cancelled or revoked licence, and violation of restrictions placed on a driver’s licence, according to the Volusia County Corrections website.

Taking to Twitter in a show of solidarity, his brother wrote: "It was disheartening to hear the news about my brother yesterday. 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."

Hardy's bond was set at $2,500 (£2,060) for the DUI and $500 (£412) for each licence charge.

According to reports, Hardy was scheduled to appear in front of a judge for his first hearing today.

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In 2020, Hardy told the Daily Star that he had no concerns over using his real-life addiction issues as part of storylines when he was signed to WWE.

"I'm not a social media guy at all, I don't read comments or the negativity of people who thought it was wrong or that [WWE] were treating me [badly], I don't read any of that," he said.

"I'm just confident in myself to get through it, and when I get a feeling that something's going to be good, I just run with it."

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