Ex Mr. Moger’s Universe Calum revealed in a series of online posts before jumping out the window that his life had “gone out of whack” – amid two arrests and the deaths of his “best friend” dog and a pet lizard.
The drama of the 31-year-old bodybuilder’s final years – which also included a house nearly burning down and an alleged traffic incident – emerged amid encouraging reports he was going through with 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 is in stable condition following surgery on his spine.
Moger – who played Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 film Bigger and was widely dubbed “Arnie 2.0” – was twice this year before his near-fatal jump, which came just days after a court date over the alleged street riot been arrested .
Moger was arrested for allegedly stalking a driver and threatening him with a machete in a street fight in Melbourne, according to Generation Iron, a company linked to the muscle man, who has 3.3million Instagram followers.
He was also arrested separately for drug possession – including cannabis, testosterone, methamphetamine and Viaplex, which The Age says is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Just days before his horrific second-floor window jump, Moger appeared via video link at Melbourne Magistrates Court on drug charges, as he had done in the earlier alleged road traffic incident.
He did not have to file a plea deal as his case was adjourned until May 26.
Moger had previously flagged up the legal woes on his popular social media channels – including a training video titled “Life behind bars, lolz”.
He struck a more somber tone on March 30 – two days after his court appearance – in which he addressed “tough times”.
“I admit I screwed up badly many times,” he wrote in the Instagram post – amid rumors he was also kicked out by his family.
“But I don’t care about dwelling on negative thoughts from the past. All I care about is that I learn from my mistakes and become a better person. I’m trying my best to stay strong but I have my periods too,” he wrote.
“I can only ask your forgiveness so that I can move forward again on the right path.”
But other online posts continued to focus on what he described as “the worst thing that ever happened to him” – the death of his bull terrier, Rex, who choked on a chip while they were in Texas.
“I’ve never felt so down, defeated, everything,” Moger admitted in a YouTube video announcing the tragedy, which happened days after he also lost a pet lizard.
He called it “the worst nightmare of my life” and said Rex’s death had “completely devastated” and “thrown him off course”, admitting he was “lost” in the pain.
“I do not eat. I do not sleep. I don’t exercise,” he said in an Instagram post at the time, claiming the double deaths of his pets “completely devastated me.”
He admitted to accidentally bursting into tears in public at the thought of losing “the best companion”. My best friend.
“I know Rex would want me to keep going and not let myself be beaten any more. … I will do my best to get through it,” he wrote, saying the loss made him more aware of the loneliness he’s felt isolated during the pandemic.
One of his most recent posts was a photo marking the anniversary of Rex’s death, in which he wrote: “Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him.”
Before that, Moger had regularly had devastating setbacks in his life, including a series of serious injuries that nearly ended his career. They included a climbing accident that was caught on the Netflix special Unbroken about him.
The documentary also showed him speaking about almost losing his home in California to wildfire, saying he was only concerned for the safety of his lizard and dog.
“It was quite a shock,” he said.
Moger also faced a barrage of criticism from fellow lifters when he openly admitted to using steroids to get his Arnie-like physique.
Calling the “underground issue” one he “never thought I’d talk about,” he recounted in a YouTube video two years ago, saying he felt he needed the illegal drugs to achieve his dream of winning Mr. Universe, which he eventually did, winning three times.
He also targeted fitness influencers who “say they don’t take steroids, and they say they are natural — but they probably really do.”
One of his recent shocks when he found out he’s fathered a son, Cyrus, seemed to bring at least some luck, as the bodybuilder recently shared proud father photos of the boy, who he dubbed “first in line to the throne”.
“I look forward to seeing you grow up. You will do great and wonderful things 💙🐨👑,” Moger wrote.
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