From his iconic portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men series to his impressive physique, Hugh Jackman has long been an object of admiration and envy for fans worldwide. However, his impressive physique and chiseled abs have also led to widespread speculation about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, especially in the wake of accusations by Joe Rogan.
Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret: The Alleged Use of PEDs
Rogan, the well-known UFC commentator and host of the world’s biggest podcast has been vocal about using PEDs in Hollywood and accused several actors of lying about being natural. Among them is Jackman, who Rogan has claimed is on steroids, citing his impressive physique and age.
However, Jackman has come out to deny these accusations, stating in an interview with Variety that he did it the old-fashioned way. He also revealed that he had been told about the side effects of PEDs and decided that he didn’t love his job that much to risk his health.
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On the other hand, Rogan has been open about his use of hormone replacement therapy and testosterone replacement therapy, claiming that they have positively impacted his body and workouts. However, he has also claimed that studios force actors to lie about their PED use to protect their potential income.
In a podcast episode, Rogan claimed that an actor he knew refused to talk about drugs during an interview and said that studios don’t want to jeopardize their potential income by revealing their use of PEDs. While there is little evidence to support these claims, they have added fuel to the speculation surrounding PED use in Hollywood.
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No Competition For Wolverine
Despite Jackman’s denial of PED use, the speculation has not died, with fans and critics continuing to debate the issue on social media. However, Jackman seems unfazed and has been spotted working hard to return to his Wolverine physique.
The actor recently posted a photo on Instagram of himself looking as fit as ever, along with the caption, “He’s only 46. I’m older. But it’s not a competition.”
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In addition to Hugh Jackman’s post, Ryan Reynolds also showed his support for his friend by sharing the post on his Instagram story with the caption, “‘kay, I’m drinking milk.” This lighthearted and humorous response is typical of Reynolds’ playful nature and indicates the strong bond between the two actors.
It is impressive to see how quickly he returns to his Wolverine physique. As fans eagerly await the release of the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie, it is clear that Hugh Jackman is doing everything he can to deliver a memorable performance as Wolverine.
Whether he is using steroids or not, one thing is for sure, he is dedicated to his craft and is willing to put in the hard work to deliver a great performance.
Deadpool 3 is set to release on September 6, 2024