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Australia’s Mr Universe is ‘awake and recovering’ at his home in Melbourne

An Australian bodybuilder and former Mr Universe who reportedly jumped from a second storey window is on the road to recovery. 

Callum von Moger, 31, a three-time World Fitness Federation ‘Mr Universe’ winner and actor who once played Arnold Schwarzenegger in a film – was in an induced coma having undergone surgery after the incident last Friday.

‘Calum is awake and recovering in hospital after surgery, he is surrounded by family and friends who are supporting him through this,’ a friend told The Sun on Monday.

In a recent social media video he said he had ‘messed up bad many times’ and another featured a bizarre clip of him behind the wheel of his car with a parrot on his shoulder, saying ‘catch ya later… alligator’. 

In the days before the incident, Moger shared a series of pictures and videos of himself vaping in a hi-vis singlet, behind the wheel of a car with his pet parrot Ronnie on his shoulder.  

Calum von Moger, 31, is fighting for life after he reportedly jumped through the window last Friday, severely injuring his spine. He shared bizarre social media posts in the days before the incident

Moger was seen puffing on a vape in one video shared to Instagram last week

It's understood the incident happened while he was in Australia

Moger was seen puffing on a vape in one video shared to Instagram last week

Bodybuilder Calum von Moger, 31, reportedly jumped through the window last Friday, severely injuring his spine

Bodybuilder Calum von Moger, 31, reportedly jumped through the window last Friday, severely injuring his spine

The Aussie bodybuilder is reportedly now in an induced coma after the incident last Friday

The Aussie bodybuilder is reportedly now in an induced coma after the incident last Friday

Three windows have been damaged at the 31-year-old's Geelong home (pictured), which have been boarded up in a series of images released after the incident

Three windows have been damaged at the 31-year-old’s Geelong home (pictured), which have been boarded up in a series of images released after the incident

Moger, who has been living between Australia and Los Angeles, California, also shared a screenshot of a warning from Instagram that one of his posts had been removed as it was against community guidelines, and another showing the driving route between the cities of Melbourne and Darwin. 

Several friends have claimed Moger was under the influence of drugs at the time of the fall, 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’ at the time of the incident. 

Moger had reportedly been kicked out of his family’s home in Australia in recent times. 

‘I hope this is rock bottom for him and he can get his life back,’ Trigilli said. 

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.

Moger played a young Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured together) in the 2018 film Bigger and has been dubbed 'Arnold 2.0' in the bodybuilding world

Moger played a young Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured together) in the 2018 film Bigger and has been dubbed ‘Arnold 2.0’ in the bodybuilding world

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

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

Moger (pictured with a friend) released his own documentary titled Calum von Moger: Unbroken on Netflix in 2019

Moger (pictured with a friend) released his own documentary titled Calum von Moger: Unbroken on Netflix in 2019

Friends claim Moger was under the influence of drugs at the time of the fall

Friends claim Moger was under the influence of drugs at the time of the fall

‘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.

‘I’m trying my hardest to stay strong but I have my days too.’

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. 

The film was based on Joe and Ben Weider, the two brothers who co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilders and put the sport on the map.

Moger then 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 abseiling. 

‘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 has more than 3 million followers on Instagram with many paying tribute to the bodybuilder and wishing for a speedy recovery

Moger has more than 3 million followers on Instagram with many paying tribute to the bodybuilder and wishing for a speedy recovery

Moger had reportedly been kicked out of his family's home in Australia in recent times

Moger had reportedly been kicked out of his family’s home in Australia in recent times

Moger's love for bodybuilding began at the age of 14 when he started training with his brother in Victoria

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

Moger was crowned Mr Universe three times after rising to the top of the ranks in bodybuilding

Windows were broken on both levels of the two-storey property

Windows were broken on both levels of the two-storey property

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 in November last year.

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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Moger had moved to the US in 2014 to expand his career but returned home to Australia when Covid hit

Moger had moved to the US in 2014 to expand his career but returned home to Australia when Covid hit

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