February 26, 2007, - 10:10 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, now we know why, at the age of 60, Sylvester Stallone was in such great shape when I met him at the Detroit premiere of “Rocky Balboa”:
And, since we know that steroid use often affects mental faculties, as well, maybe that explains his absurd support for illegal aliens and opposition to a security fence at the border.
While we can’t say for sure if we know that Stallone uses steroids, but since Australian Customs agents raided his room and caught him throwing them out the window, I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet.
Too bad he repeatedly lied about why he was in such great shape, telling a number of interviewers about his strict exercise regimen (which also apparently included a strict injection regimen).
Customs officials raided actor Sylvester Stallone’s harbourside room at Sydney’s Park Hyatt Hotel yesterday, as members of his party were seen throwing objects out of the window.
Stallone had already denied bringing steroids into Australia after he was questioned at Sydney Airport on Friday.
It is believed customs officers visited Stallone, 60, about 3pm, and gave him a summons relating to prohibited substances. A summons normally requires him or his lawyer to appear in court.
Here to promote his new film, Rocky Balboa, Stallone flew out of Australia last night but not before customs officers searched his private jet.
“We are aware that he has left the country,” a customs spokesman said.
On Friday, Stallone and five attendants were held until after midnight after X-rays of his luggage found suspicious items, believed to be a body building drug outlawed in Australia.
Laboratory tests will identify the material before any further action is taken.
Stallone’s minders warned yesterday that if the subject was raised, interviews would be terminated. But the actor-director insisted the items were not steroids. He would not identify them other than to say it was something that he had taken for years and was not dangerous.
Believe me, when I met Stallone, he was in better shape than your average 40-year-old. And he’s 60. This explains it. There are some, though–like Jack LaLanne (whom I’ve also met–and he is, indeed, in fantastic shape)–who are in great shape and got there–ostensibly–the natural way.
Yo, Adrian. It’s gonna be a Rocky road ahead.
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