Liver King Finally Admits to Lying About Steroid Use

Primals wanna know… if the Liver King is juicing. While the extremely jacked, testicle-eating Instagram star has always claimed to be “all natty”, recently leaked emails suggest quite the opposite. You don’t have to be Mr Olympia to suspect his physique isn’t simply the result of kettlebell swings and raw Mongolian Yak, but the bigger question remains: Are fitness influencers lying on the internet for profit? Well, I never!

Update 5/12/2022: In a recent YouTube video titled Liver King Confession…I Lied, posted Thursday, Liver King – whose real name is Brian Johnson – finally admitted to using steroids. The acknowledgement arrived days after emails – allegedly sent to a bodybuilding coach in 2021 – came to light. Those emails, exposed by fellow fitness and self-improvement YouTuber who goes by More Plates More Dates, claimed that Johnson was on roughly USD$11,000 worth of growth hormone Omnitrope a month. Check out the full admission video above, where Liver King outlines his personal battles with self-esteem issues that led to consuming a regular cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids like Testosterone Cypionate, Deca-Durabolin, and Winstrol.

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Over the past year, the Liver King has gone viral by sharing videos of his prehistoric lifestyle and promoting a “primal” carnivorous diet alongside “ancestral supplements” he sells on his website. Since rising to fame, many have called out the 45-year-old for using gear, with Joe Rogan being the most notable.

“No that’s a gimmick, that guy,” Rogan said on his podcast. He’s got an a– filled with steroids is what he got. That’s not a natural body. That guy is shooting all kinds of sh-t into his system to achieve that kind of physique.

“I don’t even know if there’s a benefit in eating raw meat. From what I’ve understood, talking to experts, there’s actually a lot gained from cooking because the protein becomes more bioavailable.”

Responding to the criticism in an interview with GQ, Liver King denied being on the gear, stating, “I don’t touch the stuff,” adding that he’s “grateful to Joe Rogan for bringing me into his ecosystem” and that he’d love to go on the podcast someday.

However, this week, Derek from the popular MorePlatesMoreDates Youtube channel obtained emails allegedly sent from the Liver King to a bodybuilding coach in which he asks for advice to enhance his steroid cycle. In the alleged leaked emails, he admits to taking over USD$11.5k in HGH supplements a month, including several other performance-enhancing drugs. Below is the list of the steroids/non-steroids Liver King used according to the documents.

Check out the full breakdown of Liver King’s alleged leaked emails in the video below.

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Sam Mangioni

Sam Mangioni is an experienced Staff Writer with an extensive background in digital content production and news. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. A specialist in sport, lifestyle and gear coverage, Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.