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06th Dec 2022

Joe Rogan wants The Rock to come clean about steroid use amid Liver King scandal

Steve Hopkins

‘There’s not a f*cking chance in hell he’s clean, not a chance in hell as big as The Rock is at 50’

Joe Rogan wants ‘The Rock’ to come clean about his steroid use after fitness influencer the Liver King last week admitted his physique was the result of more than $10,000 worth of performance-enhancing supplements a month, not the carnivorous diet he promotes.

The Texan, real-name Brian Johnson, was exposed by YouTube channel MorePlatesMoreDates, who obtained emails sent he sent  to a bodybuilding coach in which he asks for advice on how to better his steroid cycle.

Rogan invited Derek from the channel on his podcast on 3 December, where they discussed the Liver King – who Rogan had previously called B.S on, Conor McGregor – whose piss would “burn a hole” through drug test cup – and The Rock.

Speaking about the Liver King’s apology, Rogan said: “I wasn’t surprised at all.”

He continued: “It completely makes sense but that’s exactly what I expected. There’s no way you can look like that, in your 40s, that jacked, I mean he’s preposterously jacked.”

Rogan then turned his attention to Dwayne Johnson, calling on the Black Adam star to come clean about taking steroids and hormone replacement therapy.

“The Rock should come clean right now,” Rogan implored. “He should make a video in response to the Liver King video like, ‘I need to talk to you’ because The Rock’s been lying.”

Rogan continued: “There’s not a f*cking chance in hell he’s clean, not a chance in hell as big as The Rock is at 50.

“The point is you can’t even get there with HRT (hormone replacement therapy). That’s not HRT. He is so massive and he’s so different than he was when he was 30.”

Rogan doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with The Rock using HRT, but he thinks the wrestler-turned-actor should be honest with fans, if he’s going to post workout advice.

“There’s a responsibility that you have to the people that are listening to you. If you don’t want to talk about it that’s one thing but if you do talk about it, there’s a responsibility that you have to the people who are listening to you.”

Rogan went on:  “I think you have to be honest… I don’t think there’s anything wrong with HRT. I think it’s smart but you got to be honest.”

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing steroids to achieve that sort of physique for a movie either. I do think there’s something wrong with lying about it.”

Reports have suggested The Rock used steroids during his wrestling career, which spanned eight years from 1996.

And he had admitted trying them as a teenager: In an interview with Josh Horowitz of MTV in 2009 to promote Race to Witch Mountain, The Rock said: “Me and my buddies tried it back in the day when I was 18 or 19. Didn’t know what we were doing.”

But in an interview with Fortune in 2014, Johnson was clear that aside from that period of experimentation, he has led a steroid-free life.

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