Fitness influencer Brian Johnson, known as Liver King on social media, has apologized and admitted to using steroids after an email leak revealed he had been using performance-enhancing drugs.
Johnson had previously claimed that his physique was the result of a carnivorous diet.
In the leaked emails, Johnson is seen asking a bodybuilding coach for advice on how to improve his steroid cycle.
The emails showed that he was spending over $10,000 per month on supplements, including several performance-enhancing drugs.
The emails were obtained by the YouTube channel MorePlatesMoreDates, which released a video exposing Johnson’s use of steroids.
In response, Johnson posted an apology on his Instagram account, saying that “a real man knows when it’s time to look in the mirror… to start taking full accountability for his actions.”
In a video, Johnson admitted that he had “f**ked up” and “misled” many people with his previous claims of not using drugs.
He said that he was “embarrassed and ashamed” and that he never expected to be exposed in this way.
Johnson’s admission has sparked a backlash on social media, with many of his followers expressing disappointment and anger at his deception.
Some have called for him to be banned from social media and for his sponsors to sever their ties with him.
Johnson’s career as a fitness influencer had been built on his claims of achieving his physique through a carnivorous diet, which he promoted on his social media channels.
He often posted photos and videos of himself eating large amounts of liver and other animal organs.
However, the leaked emails reveal that Johnson was relying on steroids to maintain his physique, contradicting his claims of being “natural” and drug-free.
This has led many to question the authenticity of his content and the validity of his fitness advice.
Johnson’s admission has also raised concerns about the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in the fitness industry.
These substances can have serious side effects and can be dangerous if used improperly. The incident has sparked a discussion about the need for greater transparency and accountability in the industry.
He has lost the trust of many of his followers and may struggle to rebuild his brand after this scandal.