Charley Hodge/Elvis' Drug Abuse

Charley Hodge/Elvis' Drug Abuse

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Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Mar 16, 2013

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#2 Mar 17, 2013
Charlie was confused. Hypertension is not a nerve disorder. It's high blood pressure. A lot of what he said is just false. He was grossly misinformed.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Mar 17, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
Charlie was confused. Hypertension is not a nerve disorder. It's high blood pressure. A lot of what he said is just false. He was grossly misinformed.
It doesn't matter how that he didn't know the correct definition of hypertension. His point was that Elvis had a lot of things wrong with him.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#4 Mar 17, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't matter how that he didn't know the correct definition of hypertension. His point was that Elvis had a lot of things wrong with him.
Is this the same Charlie Hodge who spoke repeatedly of Elvis' sex life and affairs (even to the point of mimicking the sounds Ann-Margret made during their sex during one interview)?

The same Charlie Hodge who backed up Joyce Bova's claim of an affair and subsequent abortion after Elvis fathered her child?

Yep, it sure is.

Funny how you manage to use an MM's statements to support Elvis when you agree with them, but condemn them when they don't.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Mar 17, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Is this the same Charlie Hodge who spoke repeatedly of Elvis' sex life and affairs (even to the point of mimicking the sounds Ann-Margret made during their sex during one interview)?
The same Charlie Hodge who backed up Joyce Bova's claim of an affair and subsequent abortion after Elvis fathered her child?
Yep, it sure is.
Funny how you manage to use an MM's statements to support Elvis when you agree with them, but condemn them when they don't.
I wasn't doing that. I just explained what I thought he meant.

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#6 Mar 18, 2013
I'm not accusing Charlie of lying. But he should have had a better knowledge of Elvis's illnesses before making such statements. These things stand as a testament to how screwed up the "Elvis" stories can be. A lot of people watch this sort of thing and take it as gospel.
Michigan

Belleville, MI

#7 Mar 18, 2013
What is the point of this video? We already know Elvis had several medical issues

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#8 Mar 18, 2013
Michigan wrote:
What is the point of this video? We already know Elvis had several medical issues
I am wondering the same thing. I'm not sure what the video is supposted to prove...other than the fact that Charlie was mistaken about some things.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Mar 18, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
I'm not accusing Charlie of lying. But he should have had a better knowledge of Elvis's illnesses before making such statements. These things stand as a testament to how screwed up the "Elvis" stories can be. A lot of people watch this sort of thing and take it as gospel.
Better this be taken as gospel than a lot of the other stuff that is said about him. His whole point was that Elvis was not just taking drugs to get high. It does not matter if Charlie knew about medicine or not.
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#10 Mar 18, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Better this be taken as gospel than a lot of the other stuff that is said about him.
Oh, I see.

You've just summed up your hypocrisy in on sentence.

Hodge, with no evidence at all, talks about poor Elvis and his meds, so you believe it.

But when he or the MM talked of Elvis' MANY affairs, you slam them.

Pathetic!

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#11 Mar 18, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Better this be taken as gospel than a lot of the other stuff that is said about him. His whole point was that Elvis was not just taking drugs to get high. It does not matter if Charlie knew about medicine or not.
I got that much. My point is that before you make a silly statement that confuses one illness with another, especially when addressing an audience that does not speak English, you'd think he'd gotten it straight. Charlie was around for a long time, spent a lot of time with E. All he had to say was that all the meds E. took were prescribed for actual illnesses. No disrespect to Charlie, he was a talented man and I'm sure he was a friend to Elvis. But the video didn't really tell us anything new. The drugs, like his sex life, are a mystery. That's what keeps the questions going.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Oh, I see.
You've just summed up your hypocrisy in on sentence.
Hodge, with no evidence at all, talks about poor Elvis and his meds, so you believe it.
But when he or the MM talked of Elvis' MANY affairs, you slam them.
Pathetic!
I didn't say I believed it. What I do believe is that Charley's intentions were good in this case.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Mar 19, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>I got that much. My point is that before you make a silly statement that confuses one illness with another, especially when addressing an audience that does not speak English, you'd think he'd gotten it straight. Charlie was around for a long time, spent a lot of time with E. All he had to say was that all the meds E. took were prescribed for actual illnesses. No disrespect to Charlie, he was a talented man and I'm sure he was a friend to Elvis. But the video didn't really tell us anything new. The drugs, like his sex life, are a mystery. That's what keeps the questions going.
But he was'n't really talking about the illnesses. He was talking about why Elvis was taking the medicines. The illnesses and the details of them, were secondary.

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#14 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>But he was'n't really talking about the illnesses. He was talking about why Elvis was taking the medicines. The illnesses and the details of them, were secondary.
You'd argue with a tree stump! First, second, twenty-fifth, it all amounts to the same old crap that has misled the public for all these years.
Michigan

Belleville, MI

#15 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>Better this be taken as gospel than a lot of the other stuff that is said about him. His whole point was that Elvis was not just taking drugs to get high. It does not matter if Charlie knew about medicine or not.
Elvis didn't take drugs to get high? Ohhh....and Lindsay Lohan doesn't either...
King Elvis

Dee Why, Australia

#16 Mar 19, 2013
Yes, Elvis had a few medical conditions, but not the number to justify taking such massive amounts of drugs.

The truth is Elvis was a drug addict; and, by the end if his life, quite a hopeless one.

Understand that, Lee?

By ALL definitions of the term, Elvis Presley was a drug addict.

Any sensible fan acknowledges thatfact, sees it for what it is, and realises it makes no difference to how we feel about the man and his music.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Mar 19, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
Yes, Elvis had a few medical conditions, but not the number to justify taking such massive amounts of drugs.
The truth is Elvis was a drug addict; and, by the end if his life, quite a hopeless one.
Understand that, Lee?
By ALL definitions of the term, Elvis Presley was a drug addict.
Any sensible fan acknowledges thatfact, sees it for what it is, and realises it makes no difference to how we feel about the man and his music.
First of all, I have never really argued the drug abuse thing. We are talking about what Charlie Hodge said, and I think his intentions here were good.

To argue the drug issue..well you can seldom tell when he is high or if he is just sick. And when you can tell that he was high, or drugged, you don't KNOW why and there is no way to prove it either way.

He was obviously over medicated many times, and I have never argued that point.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Mar 19, 2013
Michigan wrote:
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Elvis didn't take drugs to get high? Ohhh....and Lindsay Lohan doesn't either...
Michigan, you have no way of knowing why he took them. You always attribute the worst to Elvis.
Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Mar 19, 2013
2kingsdaughter wrote:
<quoted text>You'd argue with a tree stump! First, second, twenty-fifth, it all amounts to the same old crap that has misled the public for all these years.
And WHAT is the same old crap that has misled the public?

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#20 Mar 19, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, I have never really argued the drug abuse thing. We are talking about what Charlie Hodge said, and I think his intentions here were good.
To argue the drug issue..well you can seldom tell when he is high or if he is just sick. And when you can tell that he was high, or drugged, you don't KNOW why and there is no way to prove it either way.
He was obviously over medicated many times, and I have never argued that point.
Well Lee, I'll give you this one. I too believe Charlie's intentions were good. I too agree that we can't prove either way whether or not E. was sick or high at times. I simply cannot understand why you wanted us to see the video of C.H., but whatever the reason, I've lost interest.

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