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Joe Rogan in tears—does this change your perception of the tough-talking JRE host?

We’ve seen Joe Rogan talk about his family quite a few times on his world-famous podcast, the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’. He recently touched up the topic of his grandparents, and while doing so, Rogan got a bit too emotional recalling the final days of an ill grandfather, when he used to stay with him. American writer and journalist Sebastian Junger appeared as a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast. He promoted his new book called ‘In My Time of Dying’ when the discussion led the 56-year-old to confess about his grandfather. Let’s see what Rogan had to say.

It appears that Joe Rogan was very close to his grandfather because, as soon as he started talking about him; he started getting teary-eyed, but controlled it. The 56-year-old claimed that he used to live with his grandfather when he took his first steps in standup comedy. Since Rogan was just starting out, he took his grandparents’ help, but things weren’t going quite well when it came to his grandmother’s health.

“I was very close to my grandfather. I loved him very much. I stayed with him when I moved to New York. I was 23 years old and I didn’t have a place to stay, I didn’t have any money… I was going to chase my dream so I was living with my grandfather and my grandmother had an aneurysm. They gave her 72 hours and she lived for 12 years,” Joe Rogan stated on the #2172 JRE episode. 

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Joe Rogan claimed that his grandfather, being in a painful situation involving his wife, also had health problems of his own. Having witnessed the hardships of his grandparents, the JRE host, who was looking to make a name for himself by embarking on his journey to become a comedian, witnessed a rather sad situation when he was staying with them.

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“My grandfather had been dealing with his wife dying for all these years and she would moan in pain. You’d hear these sounds. He was old and she was old, they were dying… It was this transition in my life from going forth on this great adventure to seeing this man that I loved. It’s darkness… It was agony, it was depressing,” Joe Rogan further stated. 

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The most sad moment, however, as per his revelations, was when he saw his grandfather’s lifeless body at his funeral.

Joe Rogan confesses about his thoughts after seeing his grandfather in a casket

Joe Rogan claimed that the way his grandparents had to live with their illnesses and the area where they lived was very “depressing.” But his grandfather breathed his last, and after witnessing him laid in a casket, the 56-year-old started thinking to himself that maybe his grandfather was still alive and had just bid adieu to his body.

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“Everything was, it’s very depressing… like, the neighborhood’s depressing, his [grandfather’s] life was ending it was very, very sad and when I went to his funeral, when he was in the casket, I looked at him and… there’s something about seeing a dead body, where you’re like, ‘He’s not there,'” Joe Rogan added.

It is certainly sad to hear people going through certain struggles like Joe Rogan’s grandparents, who succumb to the environment around them. Nevertheless, the 56-year-old’s confession did help the listeners see the emotional side of their favorite UFC commentator. What do you think? Drop your comments below.