Australian ‘Mr Universe’ fights for life after ‘jumping through a window and falling from the second storey’
- Calum von Moger, 31, reportedly jumped through second storey window
- The bodybuilder and three-time Mr Universe is believed to be in induced coma
- Moger starred as a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2018 film Bigger
An Australian actor and former Mr Universe is fighting for life after falling through a second storey window.
Bodybuilder Calum von Moger, 31, reportedly jumped through the window last Friday, severely injuring his spine.
It’s believed Moger, a three-time World Fitness Federation Mr Universe winner, is now in an induced coma.
Bodybuilder Calum von Moger, 31, reportedly jumped through the window last Friday, severely injuring his spine
Friends have claimed Moger was under the influence of drugs at the time but this has not been confirmed.
It’s understood he suffered many cuts after falling through the window.
Fellow bodybuilder and Youtuber Nick Trigilli said Moger was in a ‘rough spot’.
‘I hope this is rock bottom for him and he can get his life back,’ Trigilli said.
Moger had reportedly been kicked out of his family’s home in Australia in recent times.
The bodybuilder last week wrote on Instagram: ‘Everyone has a past. We’ve all been through hard times. I admit, I messed up bad many times.
The Australian’s first acting gig was in 2017 for the film Generation Iron 2, but he’s best known for his portrayal of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 movie Bigger
‘But I don’t care about dwelling on negative thoughts of the past. All I care about is that I learn from my mistakes and become a better person.’
The Australian’s first acting gig was in 2017 for the film Generation Iron 2, but he’s best known for his portrayal of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2018 movie Bigger.
He released his own documentary titled Calum von Moger: Unbroken on Netflix in 2019.
The film detailed Moger’s rise through the bodybuilding ranks to a point where he was dubbed ‘Arnold 2.0’ and how that came crashing down following a significant knee and bicep injury while rock climbing.
‘I was pretty broken – pretty heartbroken,’ he said upon reflecting on his injury.
In the same year he nearly lost his home due to devastating fires in California.
‘This year was the most challenging, I had these terrible injuries, the house, the fires, so many things that are trying to knock me off my feet – it’s either going to make ya or break ya,’ he said.
Moger’s love for bodybuilding began at the age of 14 when he started training with his brother in Victoria
The documentary also gave an insight into his childhood growing up on a farm in central Victoria with five siblings.
He said his love for bodybuilding started at the age of 14 when he and his brother found some old, rusty dumbbells at a warehouse to use.
He quickly rose to fame when he started uploading videos of his physique and training online with Moger now having more than 3 million Instagram followers.
Moger had tried a handful of professions before pursuing bodybuilding full time, such as lifesaving, landscaping, touring adventure groups, skippering yachts and the army.
When Australia was devastated by bushfires in 2019/2020, Moger launched a GoFundMe and raised more than $40,000 for the Wildlife Conservancy Fund.
‘Even if you don’t live in Australia, your contribution to this cause will mean so much to me, my friends and family,’ he wrote.
‘This is the sad reality of Australia in 2020. Any help is appreciated and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
Moger was crowned Mr Universe three times after rising to the top of the ranks in bodybuilding
Tributes have poured in for the 31-year-old after the news of his injury broke.
‘Praying for you man. You were my first inspiration with fitness and I’m hoping you get through these hard times,’ one wrote.
Another fan said the reason they ever picked up a dumbbell was because of the Aussie.
Moger had moved to the US in 2014 to expand his career but returned home to Australia when Covid hit.
In March this year the 31-year-old was charged with affray, criminal injury and possession of drugs, including cannabis, ice and testosterone.
The case was adjourned to May 26.
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