Australian bodybuilder and actor Calum von Moger has shared an update on his recovery journey after suffering horror injuries that left him fighting for life.
The 31-year-old former Mr Universe had fallen from the second-floor window of a house in Australia on May 6.
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Now a member of the bodybuilder team on behalf of Von Moger has announced that he has since gone into rehab.
“Good news for you: Calum is on the road to recovery,” they said via a video message on Instagram on Wednesday.
“It has now been a week since he checked himself into an institution. I’m very excited about that. It will be a long road.
“It’s a long process. Anyone who has ever gone through an addiction or had someone in the family with an addiction knows that it is not an easy road.
“But we wanted to thank you on behalf of Calum. Calum sends his appreciation, gratitude for all the good wishes, the birthday wishes, the cards, the gifts.
“Thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts. It really helped him get to where he is today, on the road to recovery.”
The post then apologized for the delay in an update on von Moger’s condition, but added that they “will have more news soon”.
“He continues to inspire, and he will continue to inspire, whatever that may be. But we thank you, and we’ll have more news for you soon,” he said.
The bodybuilder had undergone spinal surgery after the fall and recovered in hospital surrounded by family before going to rehab.
In an Instagram update of his hospital bed earlier this month, he said, “It’s nice to be alive.”
He also quoted a Bible passage: “’For I know the plans which I have for you,’ saith the Lord.
“‘They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and hope.'”
The Bible passage was followed by a video post showing the injuries he sustained in the incident.
“What waking up from a bad dream looks like…”, wrote von Moger.
See von Moger sharing footage of his fall injuries in the video player below
The bodybuilder rose to fame after fans compared his physique to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, which landed him a role in the 2018 film taller – playing a young Arnold.
Fellow bodybuilder Nick Trigilli was the first to report von Moger’s fall on his YouTube channel.
Trigilli says his former colleague – a three-time Mr Universe winner with 3.2 million Instagram followers – was “going through a rough patch in his life”.
He initially reported that Von Moger was “properly” injured in the incident and damaged his spine “to the point that he could not walk”.
“They had to call an ambulance and now he is sedated in the ICU,” he told his followers.
Trigilli, himself a former IFBB Pro bodybuilder, said his friend had recently suffered some “stupid gym injuries.”
At the time of his injury, von Moger was reportedly in the process of entering the IFBB Pro competition for Classic Physique.
But due to injuries, including a severe biceps tear, he returned to Australia, Generation iron reported.
On March 30, von Moger shared an unedited Instagram post, sharing his hopes of “learning from” [his] make mistakes and become a better person”.
“Everyone has a past. We’ve all been through tough times,” he said.
“I admit, I messed up a lot.
“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 do my best to stay strong, but I also have my days.”
Von Moger ended the post by asking for “forgiveness” so that he can “keep moving forward on the right track”.
Despite earning his pro card in 2020, von Moger was yet to participate in a bodybuilding show.
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