UFC commentator Joe Rogan has been outspoken about his traumatic upbringing. The 55-year-old had previously spoken about growing up without a father. He stated that his father abandoned him and his mother when he was only 7 years old. He was raised by a stepfather.
” I knew him until I was like six.” Rogan said of his father adding:
“The good thing is, it, It made me realize that you can’t count on people… That’s trust issues right there.”
“Become someone that people count on. You can count on people.”
“I have a tight group of friends like me and my friends are very close. I get it. I would do anything for my friends and family to see.”
“Yeah, we understand it. Whreas someone who grows up in a big household filled with people in the family was always there and every was there. You might take people for granted a little bit, you know? Whereas for me, camaraderie and closeness and all that s*it means a lot to me. It’s very, very important.”
Rogan’s father Joseph Rogan Sr. responded to the criticism made by the Spotify podcaster after Rogan revealed details of his early years once again.
Mr. Rogan Sr. expressed his views on his son’s remarks in a recent interview with The Sun, describing the 80-year-prior old’s actions as “insane.”
Joseph Rogan Sr. stated:
“I’m on my way out. I’m 80 years old, I’m in the rearview mirror. But I would like to see him.”
“I definitely would sit down with him because he needs to listen to my side of the story. He never asked.”
“He doesn’t know how much it hurt me, and what I had to go through.”
The JRE host is renowned for listening to opposing viewpoints, so it will be fascinating to see whether he invites his father to appear on his Spotify podcast or in a private setting.
Rogan was previously outspoken about his unwillingness to reconcile with father on several occasions including in the presence of Cult expert Steven Hassan.