Bodybuilder Calum von Moger was rushed to hospital in critical condition after crashing through a window in May. Now his team has shared a major update.
Australian bodybuilder and actor Calum von Moger, three-time Mr Universe winner, has checked himself into a drug rehabilitation center to battle his drug addiction.
“Good news for you guys: Calum is on the mend,” a member of von Moger’s team told his fans in a video message posted to Instagram yesterday.
“It’s been a week now since he checked into a facility. I’m very excited about this. It will be a long road. It’s a long process. Anyone who has ever experienced an addiction or had someone in their family with an addiction knows that this is not an easy road.
“But we wanted to thank you guys on behalf of Calum. Calum sends his appreciation, his gratitude for all the good wishes, birthday wishes, cards, gifts.
“Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. It really helped him get to where he is today, on the road to recovery.
“We’ll continue to be just a positive light no matter how dark it’s been lately. I can tell you that 60 percent of the stuff that’s out there is completely – it’s got no foundation. That’s Idiot. Those idiot YouTubers or Instagrammers or influencers who think they’re trying to make a name for themselves out of Cal. It’s heartbreaking to see people act like that.
“But for everyone who has been positive, has sent positive messages, thank you guys. We have some big news coming later regarding Cal.
“At the moment we don’t know if you will hear from him personally in eight weeks, 12 weeks, six months, a year. The best thing for him is to recover; to go through that process.
“He continues to inspire, and he will continue to inspire, no matter what it ends up being. But we thank you guys, and we’ll have more news for you soon. We apologize that it took so long. time to message you, but I’m glad we can do it now. And you’ll be hearing (from us) more often.
In the post’s caption, von Moger’s team pointed out that recovery is “as important in life as it is in bodybuilding.”
“The amount of good in the world is amazing to behold. Sometimes a small gesture or kind words can mean the world to someone in a bad place. They certainly mean ours.
Von Moger escaped conviction at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last month after pleading guilty to possession of drugs, including methamphetamine and cannabis.
He appeared via video link and with his arm in a sling, having suffered a serious injury fall from a second story window at his home in Geelong on May 4. The 31-year-old had spine surgery and spent 11 days at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
Von Moger was arrested before this injury, on January 31, after illegal drugs were found in his car. The police had arrested him while he was driving without a license plate.
In court, he pleaded guilty to seven counts, including possession of methamphetamine, cannabis, testosterone cypionate, proviplex and viaplex. He was ordered to pay $500 to a court fund.
The coachbuilder’s attorney, Bernard Campigli, told the court that von Moger suffered from depression and was traumatized by a carjacking while living in Los Angeles. He moved last year.
“Unfortunately he got out of control soon after. He had been taking testosterone for several years… other substances came into play,” Mr Campigli said.
He said his client would attend a rehabilitation program.
Von Moger was taken to hospital by ambulance on the morning of May 4 after police were dispatched to his home responding to reports of a man suffering from an episode of mental health.
Nearby construction workers said they heard screams, screams and shards of glass before several police cars and ambulances arrived.
Three windows, on both levels of the house, were damaged and boarded up, while shards of glass were seen strewn under the shattered windows.
The bodybuilder is best known for playing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 American comedy-drama Bigger. He has 3.3 million followers and a clothing line.
As a young child, he grew up with his five siblings in Anglesea on Victoria’s surf coast. It was there that he started lifting weights around the age of 14.
He won the World Fitness Federation Mr Universe title for the first time in Austria in 2011. His other two titles came in 2014 and 2015.
At that time he said The Australian one of its main objectives was to “really make a difference” and motivate children get out of the house and go to the gym.
After a stay in Los Angeles, he returned to Australia last October.
In a Facebook post from quarantine at a hotel in Sydney, he said he had had a difficult year – which included the death of his dog Rex – he missed Australia and was looking forward to ‘finally’ see his friends and family in Victoria.
“I know it sounds crazy, but a voice inside told me it was time to give up my freedom and life of luxury in Los Angeles and come home,” he said. writing.
The week before he was hospitalized, von Moger captioned an emotional post on his Instagram, asking his fans for forgiveness.
“Everyone has a past. We have all been through difficult times. I admit that I screwed up several times. But I don’t care if I dwell on negative thoughts from the past. All I care about is learning from my mistakes and becoming a better person. I’m doing my best to stay strong, but I have my days too,” he wrote.
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