Calum Von Moger showcases some of his wounds received after jumping from a second story window and being hospitalized.
After a somewhat long period of silence, Calum Von Moger shared a video of his wounds received after jumping from a second story window. The video was posted on his official Instagram and appear to be taken from his hospital bed. This post, along with another post made on Instagram earlier today, mark his first direct posts online since April 29th. Moger has been the subject of much media attention after multiple arrests in Australia that eventually led up to his shocking accident.
On May 6th, it was reported that Calum Von Moger jumped through a second story window while under the influence of methamphetamine. He received many injuries, including lacerations from the glass and spinal damage from the fall. He was hospitalized, received spinal surgery, and was in a coma for many days.
The news was a tragic and shocking turn of events after multiple troubling signs leading up to the May 6th incident. Local reports in Australia noted two separate arrests involving road rage incidents – one of which included Moger brandishing a machete. Since the accident, Moger has been reported to be in stable condition and awake. Today marks Moger’s first direct posts on Instagram since the accident.
You can watch the video post below:
The video, posted on Instagram, showcases Calum Von Moger filming his own arms. His arms have multiple laceration wounds stitched up and some bandaged. Moger appears to still be in the hospital bed during the time of the recording.
Three hours earlier, Calum Von Moger also made a post featuring a quote that appears to be from the Bible:
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.’”
Calum Von Moger’s Accident & Mental Health In Bodybuilding
Calum Von Moger is a bodybuilder that became the pinnacle example of a new era of bodybuilding. His golden era physique and training routine made him stand out for his work ethic. A early video showcasing his physique and his training methods went viral – leading to his eventual fame and continued social media popularity. He was known as Arnold 2.0 due to his classic physique that matched the look of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 2017, Von Moger garnered fame and notoriety after starred alongside Kai Greene, Rich Piana, Big Ramy, Flex Wheeler and Martyn Ford in “Generation Iron 2.” Shortly after Calum von Moger was cast to play a young Arnold in the bio-pic film titled, “Bigger.”
Moger took this popularity and ran with it – revealing not only a continued impressive physique but also starring in his own bio-pic produced by Generation Iron on Netflix titled “Calum von Moger: Unbroken.” He later went on to model for Gucci in the Pre-Fall 2019 campaign. He was one part loved for his classic looking physique, and one part loved for his influencer style adventures and interaction with fans.
So it became shocking to the bodybuilding community when his social channels went silent. Calum Von Moger essentially disappeared in 2022. He returned to Australia, stopped competing in bodybuilding shows, and nearly stopped posting online altogether.
Following this silence, local reports came out of Australia of Moger getting into violent road rage incidents – being arrested twice as noted earlier in this article. This led to an online onslaught of influencer and blog coverage trying to “diagnose” his mental state.
Calum Von Moger eventually made a post on Instagram promising that he would work on his flaws and try to get better. Sadly, shortly after his accident involving jumping through a second story window occurred. This accident also confirmed earlier rumors of his use of methamphetamine.
In the wider mainstream conversation beyond bodybuilding, there has been much said about the dangers of social media and how it influences mental health. While it is clear that Calum Von Moger has many personal issues that we cannot begin to guess about – his struggles also were clearly seen on social media.
While we are not willing to speculate on what caused Moger’s recent and tragic accident. The entire situation has sparked discussions about mental health in bodybuilding and in relation to social media. Did the added pressure of social media attention during a time of struggle contribute to his declining mental health during this period of time? That’s up for debate – and one the bodybuilding community has been discussing at length recently.
Calum Von Moger’s Recovery
In either case, it appears that Calum Von Moger is on the mend for recovery. We had already received word that he had awoken from his coma – and these posts seem to show that he is ready to start engaging with the bodybuilding community online again. The video, while painful to watch, also shows that his wounds are healing. His spinal injury did no permanently disable him from walking. So for now it seems that Moger will be able to literally walk out of his accident.
Generation Iron wishes a speedy recovery for Calum Von Moger – and will provide more updates as they become available. It’s not clear what the future holds for Moger in direct terms regarding his bodybuilding career, but he has confirmed to Generation Iron he plans to take time away from the fitness world. That may become more clear as time passes during his recovery down the road.
Stay tuned to the Generation Iron Fitness Network for news and updates on all things bodybuilding, fitness, and strength sports.