Though steroids have hogged the headlines over the years, only a few would readily admit to them, perhaps because of the negative news they carry. Some of these confessions are from well-known celebrities such as the following:
The World Wrestling Federation has produced a lot of household names, but the Hulk will surely top the list. He was well-known for his white hair, beefed-up muscles, non-stop trash talks, and ripped shirts. He gained prominence during the early 1980s up to the 1990s, though his wrestling career began way earlier.
In 2011, through his autobiography, he considered himself as a hypocritical after admitting to steroid use while disseminating positive messages and image to his fans.
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)
Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as the Rock, now spends more time on movies than on wrestling matches. And though he is often cast in action movies, his charms also made it to kid-friendly films such as Race to Witch Mountain. It was during in one of his promos for this movie that he confessed his steroid use. Interestingly, he specifically mentioned that he did so while he was still in college, playing for the Hurricane team of the University of Miami as a defensive lineman.
Sylvester Stallone doesn’t have any professional sports career; he was an actor from the beginning, appearing as the iconic Rambo and Rocky Balboa. But critics and regular audience could not help but hypothesize his potential use of steroids due to his beefed-up muscles. He never confessed to such until he was arrested in March 2007 and subsequently charged by Australian authorities for carrying several vials of human growth hormone (hGH). He also admitted using testosterone to maintain his physique and meet what the roles demand.
Before he was the ex-governor of California, he was Mr. Universe and was part of the Austrian Army. He was also an aspiring bodybuilder, which may have compelled him to use steroids at that time. In a documentary film entitles 30 for 30 by ESPN, Schwarzenegger talked about his experimental periods with the drug. Right now he believes that these types of drugs have evolved tremendously and curbing them may be difficult, but giving up should not be an option.
Jay Cutler has won Mr. Olympia for 4 times, between 2006 and 2010. He was also a winner of Arnold Classic in 2002 to 2004, Ironman Pro Invitational, and Dutch and British Grand Prix. He is also one of the most popular bodybuilders of IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders), and like the others, he is hounded by steroid use allegations.
So far, there’s no extremely open confession from Cutler. Followers and critics can only point out to a deleted scene in Bigger Stronger Faster.
Ronnie Coleman has almost the same profile as Cutler. He’s also part of IFBB and won numerous titles including World Pro Championship, Canada Pro Cup, Mr. Olympia, and Night of Champions. He’s also achieved celebrity status, appearing in ads and getting invited to gym openings. Like Cutler there’s not much straight news about Coleman’s supposed steroid use, though some said he admitted to it in Muscular Development.