Australian bodybuilder and actor Calum von Moger has spoken out about the horror injuries that left him fighting for his life after falling last month.
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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Von Moger had spinal surgery after the fall and has been surrounded by family ever since as he recovers in hospital.
He said “it’s nice to be alive” while sharing a health update on Instagram alongside videos and images of his injuries on Sunday night.
He also quoted a passage from the Bible reading: “For I know the plans which I have for you,” saith the Lord.
“They are plans for good, 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…”, he wrote.
Von Moger 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 again”.
Despite earning his pro card in 2020, von Moger was yet to participate in a bodybuilding show.
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