A former Mr Universe winner has checked into rehab after falling from a window which put him in an induced coma.
Calum von Moger is now fighting another battle after his team announced his recovery from the catastrophic drop which impacted his spine.
The 31-year-old underwent a major operation after the incident which took place at his brother's home in Geelong, Australia at the start of May.
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Last month, he appeared via video link with his arm in a sling and dodged a conviction in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to possessing drugs such as methamphetamine.
Von Moger was arrested on January 31 after police pulled him over and discovered drugs in his car, reports News AU.
His lawyer Bernard Campigli said he suffered from depression and had been traumatised by a carjacking while residing in LA.
“Unfortunately he spiralled out of control soon after. He had taken testosterone for a number of years … other substances came into the picture,” said Mr Campigli.
On Sunday (June 5), Von Moger told his 3.3million Instagram that "it’s nice to be alive" for the first time in 5 weeks.
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But now, his team have issued an emotional update and said his supporters may not hear from him for a while.
“Some great news for you guys: Calum is on the road to recovery,” his team said on Instagram.
“It’s been a week now since he checked himself into a facility. I’m very excited about that. It will be a long road. It’s a long process. Everybody who has ever gone through addiction or has had someone in their family with addiction knows that it’s not an easy road.
“Right now, we don’t know if you guys will hear from him personally in eight weeks, 12 weeks, six months, a year. The best thing for him is to recover; to go through this process.
“He continues to inspire, and he will continue to inspire, regardless of what that ends up being.
"But we thank you guys, and we’ll have more news for you soon. We apologise that it’s taken this long to get a message out to you guys, but I’m happy we’re able to now. And you’ll hear (from us) more often.”
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