Former Mr Universe Callum von Moger revealed in a series of posts online before jumping out of a window that his life had gone “off the rails” – following the two arrests and deaths of his “best friend” dog and a pet lizard. Middle.
The 31-year-old bodybuilder’s drama from recent years – which included a house nearly burning down and an alleged road-rage incident – emerged amid encouraging reports that he would pull off his apparent suicide attempt on May 6.
Steve Greenberg, a representative for Moger’s management company, told news.com.au on Thursday that the bodybuilder was in stable condition following his spine surgery.
Moger — who played Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 film “Bigger” and was widely dubbed “Ernie 2.0” — was arrested twice this year prior to his near-fatal jump, which resulted in an alleged road- The court date for the Rez incident came just days after. ,
Moger was busted for allegedly stalking a driver and threatening to kill him with a knife in a road-rage fight in Melbourne, according to Generation Iron, a muscular-linked company with 3.3 million Instagram followers.
According to The Age, he was arrested separately for possession of drugs—including cannabis, testosterone, methamphetamine, and Viaplex, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction.
A few weeks before his horrific second-floor window jump, Moger appeared by video link at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on drug charges, as he had previously done for the alleged road-rage incident.
He was not required to file the petition, as his case was adjourned till May 26.
Moger has previously hinted at legal troubles on his popular social media channels—including a workout video he captioned, “Life Behind Bar Lolz.”
He set a more gloomy tone on 30 March – two days after his court appearance – in which he addressed the “tough times”.
“I admit, I did bad at times,” he wrote in an Instagram posting – amid rumors that he was fired by his family as well.
“But I don’t care to dwell on the negative thoughts of the past. All I care about is that I learn from my mistakes and be a better person. I’m trying my best to stay strong but I have my days, “they wrote.
“I can only ask for your forgiveness so that I can continue on the right path again.”
But other online postings also continued to focus on what he called the “worst thing ever” — the death of his bull terrier, Rex, who was trapped on Chip while he was in Texas.
“I’ve never felt so crushed, defeated, everything,” Moger admitted in a YouTube video announcing the tragedy, days after he lost a pet lizard, the hawk.
Calling it “the worst nightmare of my life”, he said that Rex’s death “completely destroyed” him and sent him “off the rails”, admitting that he “lost himself in pain”. gave”.
“I don’t eat. I don’t sleep. I don’t train,” he said in an Instagram post at the time, claiming the double deaths of his pet “completely destroyed me.”
He admitted to publicly tearing up at the memory of losing his “best mate”. my best friend
“I know Rex wants me to move on and this shouldn’t let me get down any further. … I will do my best to recover from this,” he wrote, adding that the loss made him more aware of the loneliness he faced during the pandemic. felt in isolation during
His last post was a photo marking the anniversary of Rex’s death, which read, “Not a day goes by when I don’t think about him.”
Even before this, Moger had regularly detailed the crushing setbacks in his life, including a series of serious injuries that nearly derailed his career. He included a rock-climbing accident captured exclusively about him in Netflix, “Unbroken.”
The documentary also featured him talking about nearly losing his California home to a wildfire, adding that he was only concerned about the safety of his lizard and dog.
“It was a huge scare,” he said.
Moger found himself facing a flurry of criticism from other lifters when he openly admitted to taking steroids to achieve his Ernie-like physique.
The “underground topic” he “never thought I’d talk about”, he said in a YouTube video two years ago, that he felt he needed illegal drugs to make his dream of winning Mr. which he eventually won three times.
He also took aim at fitness influencers who “say they don’t take steroids, and they say they’re natural — but maybe they’re actually taking some.”
In one of his recent shocks, finding out that he has given birth to a son, Kairos, seems to bring at least some joy, with the bodybuilder recently sharing proud-father photos of the boy whom he has been known for. He said “first in line for the throne”.
“I look forward to watching you grow up. You are going to do great and amazing things,” Moger wrote.