After being accused of using thousands of dollars worth of steroids to obtain his giant muscles, Liver King has finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs (AKA: PEDs).
In a six-minute video titled “Liver King Confession… I Lied” the TikToker and fitness influencer whose real name is Brian Johnson owned up to pretty much everything he has been accused of.
Needless to say, it was quite the cinematic experience watching an incredibly subdued version of Liver King than what we’re used to.
“Primals, I’m making this video to apologise,” he began.
“Because I fucked up. Because I’m embarrassed and ashamed. Because I lied and I misled a lot of people.
“Yes, I’ve done steroids. And yes, I’m on steroids, monitored and managed by a trained hormone clinician.”
Well there you bloody go.
Nobody, and I repeat, nobody, is shocked.
Although I kinda am a little shocked he admitted it.
In the video, Liver King also reflected on his incredibly loose relationship with the truth, particularly during podcast appearances where he directly denied taking steroids and other PEDs.
“That was a lie,” he said.
“I’ve convinced myself that this [taking steroids] had nothing to do with the ancestral message.
“I convinced myself that I’m not a competitive athlete of any kind so who the fuck am I cheating?
“I dug myself into a bigger and deeper hole. I have only myself to blame.”
In his second-last talking point before logging off for the day, Liver King addressed one of the other persistent rumours he hasn’t quite been able to shake.
“Nope, I’ve never had ab impacts, ab etching or any other plastic surgery.
“I sure as fuck never had gene editing done in Singapore. I made all of that up.”
Finally, Liver King expressed some incredibly raw (sorry) feelings on the topic of self-esteem.
“When I talk about the 85 per cent of the population that suffers from self-esteem issues, that’s me.
“I’m part of that statistic and this is why I fucking work myself to death in the gym… Just to feel like I’m okay.
“Hormone replacement has helped in a profound and significant way.”
Case closed, I guess.
For those who need a refresher, the body-building, testicle-eating social media giant was called out as a steroid user earlier this week by a prominent fitness YouTuber.
For as long as Liver King has had a public profile, he has maintained his au naturel status. No steroids, no nothin’. Just pure grit and dedication to pumping dumbbells and eating cow balls.
Enter Derek from the YouTube channel More Plates More Dates.
In an hour-long video, Derek (whose surname isn’t public) shared an email that Liver King allegedly sent Derek’s business asking for training advice.
In the email, Liver King details his full steroid cycle which reportedly cost him nearly $18,000 (just under USD $12,000) per month. Huge if true.
The Liver King Lie— More Plates More Dates (@Derek_Fitness) November 28, 2022
The full video is live on YouTube now. pic.twitter.com/PAIKZimlkr
SHOCKING: Liver King was on steroids 💉— OutKick (@Outkick) November 29, 2022
Leaked emails shows that Liver King was taking almost $12k worth of pharmaceutical HGH per month, three injections per day. All while promoting his brand of holistic lifestyle, ancestral tenants, and eating raw meat on camera. pic.twitter.com/dl6AhuknBP
The email was sent from firstname.lastname@example.org on June 29, 2021 and in it, Liver King claimed he had been working out “for 35 years”.
Crikey, no rest for the wicked.
Liver King boasts a whopping 3.5 million followers on TikTok and 1.7 million on Insta. Not bad, not bad at all.
A lot of his content revolves around, you guessed it, liver. But it also featured a lot of other meats. For variation, I guess?
The other half of his content comprises Liver King being shirtless in various situations where people normally aren’t shirtless. There’s a video of him with his guns out on a rollercoaster and another doing curls at a casino.
You can’t totally see why the TikTok algorithm gobbled him the fuck up.
Over the past few years, has leveraged his big ol’ muscles and so-called “ancestral lifestyle” to gain millions of social media followers.
Now that his lifestyle has allegedly been busted, he stands to lose a heck of a lot of business.
Following the steroid use allegations, the internet has been quick to respond.
The majority of folks in the online fitness community have decided to take the “we told you so” approach.
Can’t believe the Liver King lied, I was just about to get on the raw testicles diet too. Shame https://t.co/Wx2CHwfScc— Charlie (@MoistCr1TiKaL) November 29, 2022
Not one athlete is shocked that the liver king is on steroids— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) November 30, 2022
Liver King performance enhancing drug regimen just leaked.— Kevin Bass (@kevinnbass) November 29, 2022
Tens of thousands of dollars worth of pharmaceuticals per year.
Imagine people thought this guy was natural.
Liverking’s ancestral tenet: LYING— Layne Norton, PhD (@BioLayne) November 29, 2022
Now that his cycle has been disclosed, I want to ask you all who followed him, bought his shit, and believed him…
HOW ARE YOU THIS STUPID?
I think it’s fair to conclude that this saga is pretty much over. For now….